Conservative ex-Tehran mayor Ghalibaf elected Iran speaker

Conservative ex-Tehran mayor Ghalibaf elected Iran speaker

Channel NewsAsia - World·2020-05-28 18:29

TEHRAN: Iran's new parliament on Thursday (May 28) elected former Tehran mayor Mohammad-Bagher Ghalibaf as its speaker, consolidating the power of conservatives ahead of next year's presidential election.

The vote further shifts the political balance toward ultra-conservative opponents of the relatively moderate President Hassan Rouhani at a time Iran is engaged in a bitter standoff with arch foe the United States.

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