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Iran: Ajorlou will likely take over as First female governor since revolution

TEHRAN, Oct. 4 (Mehr News Agency) - MP Fatemeh Ajorlou is the most favored candidate for the post of Tehran governor, women's news agency IWAN reported. If Ajorlou is picked for the job she will become the first Iranian woman to take such a position since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

The interest to select Ajorlou as governor falls within the Ahmadinejad administration's promise to involve women in top managerial posts.

Ajorlou, who represents the people of Karaj in the parliament, was nominated as welfare and social security minister by President Ahmadinejad but she only received 76 votes in the 290-seat parliament.

According to the news agency, Ajorlou made serious attempts in changing Karaj - a city near the metropolis of Tehran - into an independent province separate from Tehran and probably these successful efforts have induced the president to favor her for the post.

Ajorlou also is the rapporteur of the women faction in the parliament.

Before being elected to the parliament she served as the head of Basij forces in Azad University in Karaj.

She holds BA in clinical psychology and an MA in psychology of personality. Currently she is a student of PhD. Ajourlou also has seminary educations.

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