Aug 16, 2017, 10:14 AM
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Second day of debate on President Rouhani's proposed ministers start

Tehran, Aug 16, IRNA – Second day of Iran's Majlis (Parliament) open session to discuss plans of President Hassan Rouhani's proposed ministers kicked off here on Wednesday.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attended the Majlis session on Tuesday to defend his cabinet picks and elaborate on his new government's plans.

The debates continue for a couple of days and the 17 proposed ministers will defend their plans while lawmakers give their viewpoints for or against the plans. Votes of confidence are schedued to be cast next Sunday or Monday.

Rouhani was re-elected as the president for the second term after winning a landmark victory at the May 19 presidential election.

President Rouhani took office on August 5. Then, he proposed 17 out of 18 ministers for his new cabinet.

The proposed ministers are alphabetically being debated at Majlis sessions.