Aug 20, 2021, 5:09 PM
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Iran MPs to kick off qualifying proposed ministers

Tehran, IRNA – Members of the Iranian parliament will begin examining qualification of proposed ministers by President Ebrahim Raisi for different ministries from Saturday (August 21).

Hossein Baghgoli is the first nominee that the Iranian legislators will initiate the examination of his qualification, who is President Raisi’s pick for Ministry of Education.

In accordance with the parliament’s internal regulations, when it comes to examining qualification of any president’s picks for ministries, President Raisi will address the lawmakers for 2.5 hours, defending his administration’s programs and introducing his proposed ministers.

Five pros and five cons will provide their viewpoints on the outlines; then, the MPs will start examining the qualifications and programs of each proposed ministers in an alphabetical order.

Following a report by a commission relevant to each proposed minister, two pros and two cons will spend 15 minutes to mention strengths and weaknesses of the proposed ministers.

At the end, any proposed minister is provided with 30 minutes to defend his or her programs and point of views.

Nezameddin Mousavi, spokesman of the parliament presiding board, a website has been launched for the proposed ministers to upload their resumes, plans and educational records to be reviewed by the lawmakers.

He said that the results of examinations in the commissions will be then read out in an open session of parliament where the proposed ministers, the lawmakers opposed and those in favor of the proposed ministers and probably the president will give speeches.   

This procedure will take a few days at the end of which a vote taking will determine whether the proposed minister will be allowed to take the post or no, the spokesman said.

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