Majlis endorses 3 proposed ministers

TEHRAN, Aug. 5 (MNA) – Majlis on Tuesday endorsed the three candidates nominated for interior, economy and transportation ministers after hearing the voices of opponents and supporters and a defense by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

271 MPs were present during the voting.

 

Ali Kordan, the nominee for interior minister, received 169 votes in favor, 64 against and 36 abstentions.

 

Shmasodin Hosseini, another candidate for key Ministry of Economic Affairs and Finance, garnered 217 in favor, 29 against and 23 abstentions.

  

Hamid Behbahani, the proposed nominee for transportation minister, succeeded to gain 181 votes. 51 lawmakers also voted against him and 37 others abstained.

 

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