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May 29, 2016 11:06 am

Conservative Larijani Reelected Speaker of Iranian Parliament

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Dr. Ali Larijani, Iran's parliament speaker. Photo: Sebastian Zwez.

Dr. Ali Larijani, Iran’s parliament speaker. Photo: Sebastian Zwez.

Moderate conservative Ali Larijani retained the speakership of Iran’s parliament Sunday despite major gains for reformists in February elections, benefiting from credit gained by his support for last year’s nuclear deal.

Several lawmakers from the reformist camp broke ranks to vote against the head of their own List of Hope, Mohammad Reza Aref, who lost by 103 votes to 173.

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