Tehran mayor may be appointed in a month: councilor

April 15, 2018

TEHRAN – Tehran City Council tries to appoint the new mayor in a month, Tasnim quoted city councilor Zahra Nejad-Bahram as saying on Sunday.

The first session of the council for discussing and defining the required criteria for the next mayor was held on Sunday morning, she added.

The resignation of the former mayor Mohammad Ali Najafi was finally accepted last Tuesday. His first resignation was rejected by the council on April 8. Najafi’s reason for resignation was his newly diagnosed disease. Currently, Sami’ollah Hosseini Makarem is the caretaker of the municipality.

There are still speculations over Tehran’s new mayor, however, no candidate has been introduced by councilors till date.

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