Confirmations of Hassan Rouhani's Cabinet

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This article mentions the introduction and confirmation process for any successful or unsuccessful cabinet nominees of Rouhani Administration.

Confirmation process[edit]

The voting process began on 12 August 2013 and was continued until 15 August.[1] On 15 August 2013, Parliament members confirmed 15 ministers and rejected three of them, namely those proposed to head the ministries of education, science, research and technology; and sports and youth.[2][3] 284 out of 290 members of the Parliament were present at the session.

Ministry of Culture[edit]

Ali Jannati announced his nomination for minister of culture.[4][5] Ali Jannati, son of the prominent Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati, is seen as is politically closer to Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani.[6]

Minister of Culture For Against Abstentions Confirmation
Ali Jannati (M) 234 36 12 Yes[7]

Ministry of Petroleum[edit]

Hassan Rouhani nominated Bijan Zanganeh to return to the post of petroleum minister, which he held under Iran's reformist government from 1997 to 2005.[8]

Minister of Petroleum For Against Abstentions Confirmation
Bijan Namdar Zanganeh (R) 166 104 13 Yes[7]

Ministry of Foreign Affairs[edit]

There were many candidates for ministry of foreign affairs: Ali Akbar Salehi, Kamal Kharazi, Sadegh Kharazi, Mohammad Javad Zarif and Mahmoud Vaezi.[9]

Minister of Foreign Affairs For Against Abstentions Confirmation
Mohammad Javad Zarif (R) 232 36 13 Yes[7]

Ministry of Agricultural[edit]

Minister of Agricultural For Against Abstentions Confirmation
Mahmoud Hojjati (R) 177 81 26 Yes[7]

Ministry of Communication[edit]

Minister of Communication For Against Abstentions Confirmation
Mahmoud Vaezi (M) 218 45 20 Yes[7]

Ministry of Defense[edit]

Minister of Defense For Against Abstentions Confirmation
Hossein Dehghan (R) 269 10 50 Yes[7]

Ministry of Finance[edit]

Minister of Finance For Against Abstentions Confirmation
Ali Tayebnia (R) 274 7 4 Yes[7]

Ministry of Education[edit]

Minister of Education For Against Abstentions Confirmation
Mohammad Ali Najafi (R) 142 133 9 No[7]
Ali Asghar Fani (M) 185 57 24 Yes

Ministry of Energy[edit]

Minister of Energy For Against Abstentions Confirmation
Hamid Chitchian (M) 272 7 5 Yes[7]

Ministry of Health[edit]

Minister of Health For Against Abstentions Confirmation
Hassan Hashemi (M) 260 18 6 Yes[7]

Ministry of Industry, Mines and Trade[edit]

Minister of Industries For Against Abstentions Confirmation
Mohammadreza Nematzadeh (R) 199 60 24 Yes[7]

Ministry of Intelligence[edit]

Minister of Intelligence For Against Abstentions Confirmation
Mahmoud Alavi (C) 227 38 18 Yes[7]

Ministry of Interior[edit]

Minister of Interior For Against Abstentions Confirmation
Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli (C) 256 19 9 Yes[7]

Ministry of Justice[edit]

Minister of Justice For Against Abstentions Confirmation
Mostafa Pourmohammadi (C) 201 64 19 Yes[7]

Ministry of Labour[edit]

Minister of Labour For Against Abstentions Confirmation
Ali Rabei (R) 163 100 21 Yes[7]

Ministry of Science[edit]

Minister of Science For Against Abstentions Confirmation
Jafar Meyli Monfared (R) 105 162 15 No[7]
Reza Farajidana (R) 159 70 32 Yes
Impeachment of Minister of Science For Against Abstentions Confirmation
Reza Farajidana (R) 145 110 15 No[7]
Minister of Science For Against Abstentions Confirmation
Mahmoud Nili (R) 79 160 7 No
Fakhruddin Danesh-Ashtiani (R) 70 171 16 No
Mohammad Farhadi (R) 197 28 10 Yes

Ministry of Transportation[edit]

Minister of Transportation For Against Abstentions Confirmation
Abbas Ahmad Akhondi (M) 159 107 18 Yes[7]

Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs[edit]

Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs For Against Abstentions Confirmation
Masoud Soltanifar[7] (R) 117 148 18 No
Reza Salehi Amiri (R) 107 141 13 No
Nasrollah Sajjadi[10] (R) 124 107 22 No
Mahmoud Goudarzi[11] (R) 199 44 24 Yes

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