Incoming City Council Elects Najafi as Tehran Mayor

The Gaza Post | The News of Palestine – Tehran

Tehran’s City Council Reformists Unanimously elected Mohammad Ali Najafi new mayor on Thursday.

Thursday, Morteza Alviri, told reporters that a member of the new City Council, said Najafi has been chosen as the final nominee for the post of Tehran Mayor with the unanimous vote of the council.

According to Alviri, the incoming council members voted, unanimously, in favor of Najafi.

but, the election process will be officially recognized only when the new council convenes its first official meeting, he added.

Najafi, 66, is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Known for his affiliation with the ‘reformist’ political party, Najafi used to serve as the Minister of Education and the Minister of Culture in various administrations.

He also took the helm at Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO) during President Rouhani’s first term, but resigned after six months.

Source: Tasnim

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