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Iranian President Introduces Nominees For Three Ministries


Source: Islamic Republic News Agency

President Hassan Rouhani has introduced nominees for the three remaining cabinet vacancies to Majlis, a senior lawmaker said on Sunday.

Speaking to IRNA, member of Majlis Presiding Board Alireza Monadi said Rouhani introduced his nominees in a letter to Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani on Saturday (Oct 19).

President Rouhani introduced Reza Salehi Amiri as the minister of sports and youth, Ali Asghar Fani as the education minister and Reza Faraji Dana as the minister of science, research and technology, he added.

Monadi underlined that the credentials of the three nominees will be studied by the MPs next Sunday.

Rouhani appointed caretakers for the three ministries after the Majlis did not grant votes of confidence to his proposed nominees.

The caretakers of the three ministries were Ali Asghar Fani for the Education Ministry; Jafar Tofiqi for Science, Research and Technology Ministry; and Reza Salehi Amiri for Ministry of Sports and Youth.

The President submitted names of his proposed ministers to Majlis during his swearing-in ceremony on August 4.

During a four-day debate in August, Majlis ratified credentials of 15 out of the 18 nominees introduced by Rouhani.

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