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Majlis approves Rahmani as as minister of industry

Tehran, Reza Rahmani won a vote of confidence from Majlis late Saturday to take helm of the Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade.

Out of 265 MPs present in an open session, 203 voted for him, 49 against while 13 abstained.

President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday nominated new ministers to take the helm of the economy, labor, industry and roads, as his administration faces mounting pressure to stabilize an economy thrown into turmoil by mismanagement and renewed US sanctions.

Born in 1966, Rahmani held various positions including deputy minister of industry, mine and trade, chairman of Majlis Industries and Mines Commission and MP of Tabriz in seventh, eighth and ninth parliaments.

He is currently studying managerial PhD in University of Industries and Mines.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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