Iran’s New Assembly of Experts Holds 1st Meeting

Iran’s New Assembly of Experts Holds 1st Meeting

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Assembly of Experts, a panel of clerics electing leader of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, convened its first session in Tehran on Tuesday morning.

The 88-member Assembly of Experts officially started the first session of its new term on Tuesday morning.

The 6th term of the assembly kicked off in the presence of high-ranking governmental and military officials.

A message from Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei was read at the opening of the assembly.

Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Movahedi Kermani was elected as the chairman of the assembly with 55 votes for two years.

The Assembly of Experts elects and oversees the activities of the leader of the Islamic Revolution.

Members of the assembly are directly elected to office by people for an eight-year term. It holds biannual meetings to appoint a new chairman.

Countrywide Assembly of Experts elections and the parliamentary polls were held in Iran simultaneously on March 1.

Around 61 million Iranian people were eligible to vote, including 3.5 million first-time voters.

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