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Larijani re-elected leader of Principlist bloc

Iran’s Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani has been re-elected as the head of Majlis’ Principlist bloc, says a parliamentarian.

Larijani garnered 24 votes to retain his post as the head of the Principlist bloc for the second year, said Vali Esmaeili, a member of the bloc’s Central Council.

His rival for the post, Morteza Aqa-Tehrani, only received seven votes.

Vice Parliament Speaker Mohammad-Reza Bahonar and Mohammad-Hasan Abutorabi were also re-elected as the Principlist bloc’s first and second deputy heads with 18 and 16 votes, respectively.

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