Tehran, March 14, IRNA -- The Islamic Consultative Assembly (Majlis) here Sunday accepted the resignation of Tehran MP Mohsen Armin. Armin's resignation was accepted by a vote of 103 in favor and 49 against with 7 abstentions from a total of 194 votes cast.
Other resignations accepted by the Majlis are those of Tehran MP Fatemeh Haqiqatjou and Orumiyeh MP Mir Mahmoud Yeganli.
One hundred eight MPs tendered their resignations to Majlis Speaker Mehdi Karroubi on February 1 in protest at the mass disqualification of candidates wanting to stand in the 7th Majlis election.
As per Article 92 of the Majlis by-laws, any Majlis deputy can resign from his/her post, but the resignation becomes effective only after acceptance by Majlis.
However, Article 95 of the same by-laws provides that if the offer to resign of any MP results in the Majlis failing to reach a quorum, the offer cannot be passed upon by Majlis.
Karroubi expressed hope the acceptance of Armin's resignation would herald the end of resignations by Sixth Majlis MPs. "Armin's resignation has been accepted and I hope it would be the last, and we would see no more resignations of MPs," Karroubi said.
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