Sunday, April 22, 2007

Majlis Cuts Ahmadinejad’s Term

Majlis today passed a new elections law setting November 2008 as the date for a combined presidential elections and the elections for the 8th Majlis, effectively cutting Ahmadinejad’s term by 4 months while prolonging their own term by 7 months. The Majlis members said the change would save cost. The critics said the move is unconstitutional.

Majlis has in the past approved a similar plan which was vetoed by the Guardian Council. If, as expected, the council rejects the new resolution, the standoff needs to be resolved by the Expediency Council.

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