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4 February 2019 - 21:10
Iranian parliament approves new health minister

Saeed Namaki won a vote of confidence from Iranian Parliament (Majlis) to steer the Health Ministry.

MPs voted 229 for him, 5 against while 4 abstained during an open session on Monday.

Namaki replaced Hassan Qazizadeh Hashemi who stepped down and President Rouhani accepted his resignation on January 3.

Namaki had earlier been the deputy health minister, advisor to head of the environment department and deputy head of Plan and Budget Organization for social affairs.

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