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Khatami's proposed minister receives Majlis vote of confidence

Tehran, Feb 2, IRNA -- President Mohammad Khatami's proposed candidate for the post of Minister of Roads and Transportation, Mohammad Rahmati, received a vote of confidence from the Majlis on Wednesday.

Out of 217 MPs attending the Majlis session this morning, 210 lawmakers cast votes. 170 representatives cast their votes in favor of the proposed minister and 29 voted against while 11 were abstained.

Khatami on Tuesday, January 11, appointed Mohammad Rahmati as the caretaker of the Ministry of Roads and Transportation.

Rahmati, prior to his appointment, held the post of deputy roads and transportation minister in charge of roads development.

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