Monday, May 28, 2012

Larijani Re-Elected Speaker of Majlis

Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani fought off a serious challenge from Qolam Ali Hadad Adel to be reelected as the speaker in the newly seated Ninth Majlis. Larijani’s brother is the head of another branch of the government, the Judiciary, and another brother is a key ideologue and theoretician of the Islamic Republic. Larijani was the speaker of the Eighth Majlis, often leading MPs in fierce opposition to Ahmadinejad administration’s policies, and at times signaling Majlis’s readiness to impeach the embattled head of the executive branch. Both Larijani and Hadad are among the most loyal and fiercest supporters of the country’s all-powerful supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei.

UPDATE: One of our good readers has correctly reminded us that Larijani's selection was for the post of Interim/Acting Speaker, and as such he is not technically re-elected as speaker yet. My understanding is this is just a procedural matter. But many thanks to our friend and all our other longtime readers who have helped us throughout these years in many ways, including correcting our reporting, as in this case, or editing, etc. Thanks a million!


Anonymous said...

It is good to know he is loyal to his master.
After the downfall of this regime Capackzadeh he will be the first in line to receive his just deserts.

Anonymous said...

What's the difference if this or that crook wins,when the majority of the Iranian people are living in poverty and desperately trying to sell their organs for some daily bread on their table.

Unknown said...

What a shocker!
With the Iranian economy doing so bad, they should consider abolishing majlis all together. Iran already has a dictator, there is no need for the many layers of bureaucratic ruber stamps!