News ID: 193825
Published: 0616 GMT May 30, 2017

Rouhani to take oath of office on August 6

Rouhani to take oath of office on August 6

Hassan Rouhani who won a second term will be sworn in as Iran’s president in the Parliament on August 6, a member of the Parliament’s presiding board said on Tuesday.

Ahmad Amirabadi Farahani told reporters that the inaugural ceremony will be held four or five days after endorsement of Rouhani’s presidency by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, IRNA reported.

Following the swearing-in ceremony, Amirabadi added, the president 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 sessions for the vote of confidence, he added.

Rouhani garnered 23,549,616 votes from a total of 41,220,131 ballots in Iran’s presidential election held on May 19.

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

During the previous presidential election in June 2013, Rouhani had emerged victorious by winning 50.7 percent of a total of over 36 million votes. He had won more than three times as many votes as his closest challenger.





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