1208 GMT December 15, 2018
Talking to IRNA, Ali Asghar Dastgheib, a member of Assembly of Experts said Ayatollah Jannati was voted chairman of the 88-member assembly with 51 votes for two years.
Meanwhile, former Judiciary chief Ayatollah Mahmoud Shahroudi with 72 votes and another prominent cleric Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Movahedi Kermani with 70 votes were elected as the first and second vice chairman respectively.
In 1989, the Assembly of Experts elected Ayatollah Khamenei to succeed the late founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini.
The Assembly consists of 88 prominent religious figures who are elected by direct public vote for eight-year terms.
Ayatollah Jannati has been the chairman of the Assembly since May 24, 2016.