Ghalibaf reinstated as Iranian Parliament Speaker

TEHRAN, May 25 (MNA) – Members of Iranian parliament with the majority of votes reelected Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf as speaker of Iran’s legislative body for the third consecutive year.

During an open session of the Parliament on Wednesday, Ghalibaf received 194 votes from a total number of 281 votes cast by the lawmakers.

Morteza Aghatehrani, Elyas Naderan and Feyerdoun Abbasi were of the other nominees who garnered 53, 21 and 3 votes respectively out of 281 votes cast by lawmakers.

Ali Nikzad and Abdolreza Mesri were also elected as the first and second vice-speakers with 168 and 168 votes each.

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