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 234 36 12 Yes[7]
Minister of Culture For Against Abstentions Confirmation
Reza Salehi Amiri 180 89 6 Yes[8]

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.[9]

Minister of Petroleum For Against Abstentions Confirmation
Bijan Namdar Zanganeh 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.[10]

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

Ministry of Agricultural[edit]

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

Ministry of Communication[edit]

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

Ministry of Defense[edit]

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

Ministry of Finance[edit]

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

Ministry of Education[edit]

Minister of Education For Against Abstentions Confirmation
Mohammad Ali Najafi 142 133 9 No[7]
Ali Asghar Fani 185 57 24 Yes
Minister of Education For Against Abstentions Confirmation
Fakhruddin Ahmadi Danesh-Ashtiani 157 111 6 Yes

Ministry of Energy[edit]

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

Ministry of Health[edit]

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

Ministry of Industry, Mines and Trade[edit]

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

Ministry of Intelligence[edit]

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

Ministry of Interior[edit]

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

Ministry of Justice[edit]

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

Ministry of Labour[edit]

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

Ministry of Science[edit]

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

Ministry of Transportation[edit]

Minister of Transportation For Against Abstentions Confirmation
Abbas Ahmad Akhondi 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] 117 148 18 No
Reza Salehi Amiri 107 141 13 No
Nasrollah Sajjadi[11] 124 107 22 No
Mahmoud Goudarzi[12] 199 44 24 Yes
Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs For Against Abstentions Confirmation
Masoud Soltanifar 193 72 9 Yes

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Iran MPs to vote for Rouhani's cabinet on August 12". Nasim Online. 6 August 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Three ministerial nominees fail to win Iran Majlis confidence vote". PressTV. 15 August 2013. Archived from the original on 17 August 2013. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 
  3. ^ Kamali Dehghan, Saeed (15 August 2013). "Iran's parliament approves 15 of Hassan Rouhani's 18 cabinet ministers". The Guardian. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 
  4. ^ Ali Jannati promises open cultural space for artists BBC Persian
  5. ^ "Iran's New Culture Minister Key Figure in Rouhani's Cabinet". Al Monitor. 2 August 2013. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  6. ^ Eight possible new ministers Alsharq Alawsat
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s "Iranian Parliament Gives Vote of Confidence to Majority of Rouhani's Proposed Ministers". Fars News. 15 August 2013. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 
  8. ^ [1]
  9. ^ Iran to reappoint ex-oil minister to job
  10. ^ رونمایی از کابینه احتمالی دولت یازدهم. Bolanda News (in Persian). 
  11. ^ Sajjadi did not confirmed by parliament in Persian
  12. ^ Goudarzi became minister of Sports and Youth Affairs in Persian