Aref re-elected chairman of Hope faction

September 1, 2017

TEHRAN - Mohammad Reza Aref was re-elected chairman of the pro-reform Hope faction in the parliament on Tuesday.

Aref has been heading the reformists’ Supreme Council for Policymaking since its establishment in 2015.

He was the first vice president from 2001 to 2005. He is currently a member of the Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution and Expediency Council.

He was a candidate in the 2013 presidential election but withdrew his candidacy.

Hope is a parliamentary bloc established after the 2016 parliamentary elections.

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