Updated in: 05 July 2020 - 21:12
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TEHRAN (defapress) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani expressed readiness to work in close cooperation with the newly-elected Parliament during the remaining year of his administration.
News ID: 81195
Publish Date: 27May 2020 - 13:08

President Eyes Close Cooperation with Iran’s New ParliamentIn an address to the first session of the new Parliament on Wednesday, Rouhani said his cabinet will cooperate with the newly-elected legislature on the basis of the Constitution.

“We hold the Parliament and every single MP accountable before the entire Iranian nation from the viewpoint of the Constitution,” he said.

The president added that the best shape of cooperation would happen when the administration submits a good bill and the Parliament discusses and ratifies the bill.

“I hope that we could work in cooperation in this regard during the remaining year of this administration and the first year of the Parliament,” Rouhani went on to say.

The newly-elected Iranian lawmakers held the first session of the 11th Parliament after victory of the Islamic Revolution on Wednesday.

A message from Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei was read to the lawmakers by the Leader’s chief of staff.

There are 290 seats in the Iranian Parliament. The lawmakers are elected for a 4-year term, with no limitation for the incumbent or former parliamentarians to run again.

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