Pro-Rouhani figure reportedly elected Tehran mayor

July 30, 2017 - 20:51

TEHRAN – The new Tehran City Council has reportedly elected Mohammad Ali Najafi as the new mayor of the metropolis of Tehran.

Hossein Marashi, a member of the Construction Party, said on Sunday that Najafi “accepted” to fill the post and he currently is preparing his plan for the management of the city, ISNA reported.

During an unofficial session of the new members of the Tehran City Council on July 19, seven candidates succeeded to win the necessary votes to compete for the post of mayor. There Najafi secured the highest number of votes, 21.

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