Conservative ex-Tehran mayor Ghalibaf elected Iran speaker
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.……
Politics Iran News International
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