8/8/2017 - 12:51 PM

Iran's new cabinet nominees presented to Parliament

Politics - Iran's vice president for parliamentary affairs submitted to parliament on Tuesday the list of 17 cabinet nominees for President Rouhani's second term of office.

The list was presented to the legislator body enforcing the Principle 133 of the Constitution and the Majlis internal regulations.

Iran has 18 ministries and the nominee for heading the Ministry of Science is yet to be announced.

Besides the list, Hossein Ali Amiri also submitted the nominees' records as well as the new cabinet's agenda to the Parliament for the vote of confidence.

President Rouhani took oath at the parliament's formal session on Saturday. He won the 12th presidential election on May 19, sweeping 57% (23 million) of the votes that brought him a second term in the office as President of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Meanwhile, the Parliament Vice-President Maoud Pezeshkian announced the nominees as follows:
Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi (Communications and Information Technology)
Masoud Karbasian (Economic Affairs and Finance),
Mohammad Javad Zarif (Foreign Affairs),
Mohammad Bathaie (Education),
Hassan Hashemi (Health and Medical Education),
Ali Rabi'ee (Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare),
Mahmood Hojjati (Agriculture-Jahad),
Ali Reza Avaie (Justice),
Amir Hatami (Defense and Armed Forces Logistics),
Abbas Akhundi (Roads and Urban Development),
Mohammad Shariatmadari (Industry, Mine and Trade),
Abbas Salehi (Culture and Islamic Guidance),
Abdol Reza Rahmani Fazli (Interior),
Bijan Namdar Zangeneh (Petrolum),
Habibollah Bitaraf (Energy),
Masoud Soltanifar (Youth Affairs and Sports),
Mohammad Alavi (Intelligence).