Iran’s President Introduces Proposed Cabinet to Parliament
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday submitted the list of his proposed ministerial picks to the Parliament for a vote of confidence, four days after his swearing-in ceremony.
Iranian Vice President for parliamentary affairs, Hossein Ali Amiri, submitted the list of the proposed ministers to the Parliament’s presiding board on Tuesday.
President Rouhani took the oath of office on Saturday. He had two weeks to submit his new cabinet to the parliament, but drew up the shortlist in only four days.
The lawmakers are now going to assess the programs of the proposed ministerial picks for a week, before an open session for the vote of confidence.
The proposed ministers in the list are as follows, according to the administration’s official website:
Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance: Massoud Karbasian
Minister of Intelligence: Seyed Mahmoud Alawi
Minister of Foreign Affairs: Mohammad Javad Zarif
Minister of Communication and Information Technology: Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi
Minister of Education: Seyed Mohammad Bathayee
Minister of Health, Treatment, and Medical Education: Seyed Hassan Qazizadeh Hashemi
Minister of Labor, Cooperatives, and Welfare: Ali Rabiyee
Minister of Agricultural Jihad: Mahmoud Hojjati Najafabadi
Minister of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics: Brigadier General Amir Hatami
Minister of Justice: Seyed Alireza Avayee
Minister of Roads and Urban Development: Abbas Akhoundi
Minister of Industry, Mine, and Trade: Mohammad Shariatmadari
Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance: Seyed Abbas Salehi
Interior Minister: Abdolreza Rahmaini Fazli
Oil Minister: Bijan Namdar Zanganeh
Minister of Energy: Habibollah Bitaraf
Minister of Sports and Youth: Massoud Soltanifar
Half of President Rouhani’s proposed cabinet has remained unchanged compared to his first term.
Only the position of minister of Sciences, Research, and Technology is still falling vacant.