Larijani elected as speaker of Iran's 9th Majlis
Press TV- Iranian lawmakers have elected Ali Larijani as the speaker of Iran's ninth Majlis in the forth public session of the new parliament.
A total of 177 legislators voted in favor of Larijani's chairmanship, while his rival Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel gained 89 votes out of the 266 ballots, IRNA reported on Tuesday.
Larijani, who headed the eighth Majlis during the past four years, had already been elected acting speaker of the ninth Majlis.
The opening ceremony of the ninth Majlis was held last week, with a message from Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.
The Leader hailed the opening of the 290-member Majlis, describing it as the Islamic Republic’s “powerful message” to the world.