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Rouhani introduces nominees to head 3 ministries

330317_Hassan-RouhaniIranian President Hassan Rouhani has submitted the names of candidates for three remaining vacancies on his Cabinet to Majlis, a senior lawmaker says.

Rouhani on Saturday submitted the names to Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani for their credentials to be reviewed by the Iranian lawmakers.

The Iranian president introduced Seyyed Reza Salehi Amiri as the minister of sports and youth, Ali Asghar Fani as the education minister and Reza Faraji Dana as the minister of science, research and technology, said member of Majlis Presiding Board Alireza Monadi on Sunday.

Monadi added that the credentials of the three nominees will be reviewed by Majlis next Sunday.

Rouhani appointed caretakers for the three ministries after the Majlis did not grant votes of confidence to the initially-proposed nominees.

The caretakers appointed to head the ministries of Education; Science, Research and Technology; and Sports and Youth were Ali Asghar Fani, Jafar Tofiqi and Seyed Reza Salehi Amiri, respectively.

During a four-day debate in August, Majlis approved the credentials of 15 out of the 18 nominees introduced by Rouhani for his Cabinet.

Rouhani submitted his proposed Cabinet lineup during his swearing-in ceremony in Majlis on August 4.

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