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Tehran City Council appoints pro-Rouhani mayor

10 August 2017 [16:00] - TODAY.AZ

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Tehran City Council appointed Mohammad Ali Najafi as the new mayor of the Iranian capital city, Mehr reported.

During a July 19 session of Tehran City Council, seven candidates succeeded to win the necessary votes to compete for the post of mayor in Tehran, in which 66-year-old Mohammad Ali Najafi secured the highest number of votes, 21.

The pro-reform figure earlier served as the education minister, vice president and head of the Budget and Planning Organization.

Najafi will replace Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, a conservative politician and critic of the Rouhani administration.

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