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Larijani defeats Hadad Adel in parliament speaker race

Service : Politic
Tehran, June 5, (ICANA) – Ali Larijani was elected speaker for a one-year time in the new principlist-dominated parliament on Tuesday.
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 1:59:34 PM
Larijani defeats Hadad Adel in parliament speaker race

Larijani succeeded to win 177 votes out of 270 votes cast in the 290-seat parliament. Gholam-Ali Hadad Adel, the only rival to Larijani, won 89 votes. Four votes were blank.

Larijani, who headed the eighth Majlis during the past four years, had already been elected interim speaker of the ninth Majlis.

The new parliament was sworn in on May 27. It is the ninth parliament since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

Larijani, a lawmaker from the Qom Constituency, held the post of parliament speaker in the eighth parliament.

"I appreciate good views of friends and I hope I could give an appropriate response to your trust," he said after elected as the Speaker.

In the eighth parliament the competition was again between Larijani and Hadad Adel. In that competition Larijani won 237 votes.

Hadad Adel was parliament speaker in the seventh parliament. Hadad Adel was the chairman of the Majlis Cultural Committee in the previous parliament.

Hadad Adel, a cultural figure, won the highest number of votes in the March 2 parliamentary election in Tehran.

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