Iran’s parliament casted a ballot Thursday to choose a firm stance previous city hall leader of Tehran as the authoritative body’s new speaker.
Iranian state TV said Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf had been chosen during a parliamentary meeting. It said 230 administrators decided in favor of him, without saying what number of the body’s 290 officials casted a ballot against him.
Qalibaf was one of the challengers to President Hassan Rouhani in Iran’s 2017 presidential political race.
Qalibaf served in Iran’s Revolutionary Guard during the nation’s wicked 1980s war with Iraq. After the contention, he filled in as the leader of the Guard’s development arm, Khatam Al-Anbia, for quite a while.
He later filled in as the leader of the Guard’s flying corps.
During his 12 years as Tehran’s chairman, Qalibaf improved the city’s tram lines and energized the development of numerous cutting edge elevated structures. His rivals blamed him for squandering open assets on pointless ventures while not focusing on social and social parts of the city.
Qalibaf, 58, replaces Ali Larijani, who filled in as the parliament’s speaker from 2008 until this May.