TEHRAN (Iran News) – Zakani elected as Tehran mayor. In the afternoon meeting of the Tehran City Council, Alireza Zakani was elected as the mayor of Tehran, winning the highest number of votes in the 21-member council.
In the open session of the City Council on Sunday, Zakani gathered 18 votes.
Zakani was a candidate for the presidential post but he withdrew in favor of Ebrahim Raisi. He was the representative of the people of Qom in the parliament.
On Sunday afternoon, President Ebrahim Raisi officially appointed two key members of his cabinet.
Mohammad Mokhber and Gholam Hossein Esmaeili were appointed respectively as first vice president and presidential chief of staff.
Mokhber has been the head of the Headquarters for Executing the Order of the Imam during the last two decades. The achievements of his office, especially in recent years and the days of the coronavirus outbreak, were noticed by people.
Also, he had previously served as deputy chief of commerce at the Mostazafan Foundation, managing director of Khuzestan telecommunication and deputy governor of Khuzestan.
Mokhber holds a PhD in international law and has authored numerous articles and books in the fields of economics and law.
Gholam Hossein Esmaeili also served in Judiciary. His last position was Judiciary spokesman.
After having his mandate endorsed by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, Ebrahim Raisi has taken the oath of office to be officially inaugurated as the eighth president of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
The swearing-in ceremony was held at the Iranian parliament on Thursday afternoon, attended by high-ranking Iranian civil and military officials as well as a great number of foreign dignitaries from more than 70 countries.
The ceremony started with a speech by Iran’s Parliament Speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf followed by an address delivered by head of Iran’s Judiciary Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei.