Pres. Rouhani appoints acting labor min. in absence of fit candidate

TEHRAN, Aug. 11 (MNA) – Following the failure of labor minister to win Parliament’s confidence vote in an impeachment session on Wed., Iranian President Rouhani issued a decree on Sat. appointing Mohseni Bandpei as Acting Minister of Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare.

After Iranian Parliament sacked the Minister for Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare, Ali Rabiei, on Wednesday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani appointed an acting minister to run the ministry until he manages to introduce an eligible candidate to the Parliament.

Anoushiravan Mohseni Bandpei is appointed as Acting Minister of Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare, tasked with heading the ministry until Rouhani formally proposes a candidate for the post. The named candidate then would need the confidence vote of the Parliament to formally claim the position.

Ali Rabiei was voted out by the Parliament on Wednesday with 129 votes favoring the impeachment, 111 opposing it and 3 abstentions out of a total of 243 MPs who were present in the session.

President Rouhani also cabled a letter of appreciation to Ali Rabiei, acknowledging his services and efforts during his term of office. Rouhani asserted that his administration expects to be still benefiting from the experiences and expertise of the sacked minister.


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