President Rouhani to Be Sworn In on August 5

News ID: 1449549 Service: Politics
حسن روحانی مجلس

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The swearing-in ceremony for Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani who won a second term by a landslide victory will be held in the parliament on August 5.

In a statement on Friday, the public relations department of the parliament announced that President Rouhani will take the oath of office at an open session of the parliament on August 5.

The inaugural ceremony will be attended by Iranian and foreign officials and figures, it added.

The swearing-in in Iran is usually held a couple of days after endorsement of the new president’s position by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei.

Following the ceremony, President Rouhani will have two weeks to submit his new cabinet to the parliament for a vote of confidence.

The lawmakers will then assess the programs of the proposed ministerial picks for a week, before an open session for the vote of confidence.

In Iran’s presidential election on May 19, Rouhani garnered 23,549,616 votes from a total of 41,220,131 ballots. The runner-up, Ebrahim Raisi, secured 38.5% of the votes.

No sitting president in Iran has failed to win a second term since 1981.

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