Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Economy Minister Survives Impeachment Vote

By a vote of 141-93, the Iranian parliament, Majlis, today rejected a motion to impeach Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance Shamseddin Hosseini. Despite anger over a recent $2.8 billion banking scandal, Mr. Hosseini could survive. President Ahmadinejad told the MPs before their votes that impeaching Hosseini would be a setback for iran’s efforts to fight international sanctions.

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