Aug 12, 2020, 11:51 AM
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MPs deny vote of confidence to proposed industry & trade minister

Tehran, Aug 12, IRNA - Iranian lawmakers did not give vote of confidence Wednesday to President Hassan Rouhani's pick for Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade Hossein Modares Khiabani.

With 140 votes against, 104 votes in favor and 10 abstention, Modares Khiabani failed to receive vote of confidence from Majlis (Parliament) this morning.

Before the session, Majlis Speaker Mohhamad-Baqer Qalibaf announced that President Rouhani did not attend the parliament [to defend his proposed minister] upon a recommendation from the national taskforce on campaign against coronavirus pandemic.

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