Iranian MPs Proceed with Vetting Process to Select Ministers

8/19/2017 2:35:00 PM

This morning, a new round of vetting of President Rouhani’s proposed ministers began. The veting process is likely to take place tomorrow

Tehran (KNA) – The new round of parliamentary sessions for vetting of President Rouhani’s proposed ministers began on Saturday morning .

The Parliament has launched sessions since Tuesday to discuss the credentials of the proposed ministers for the vote of confidence.

Half of the proposed cabinet has remained unchanged compared to the first term. Nine out of the 17 proposed ministers were at the helm in the first term. Only the position of minister of Sciences, Research, and Technology is still falling vacant.

The Saturday’s session started with debates on the credentials of Abbas Akhoundi, the nominee for the post of minister of Road and Urban Development, who had the same job over the past four years.

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