Mohseni-Bandpei named acting labor minister

August 12, 2018

TEHRAN – In a decree on Saturday, President Rouhani appointed Deputy Labor Minister Anoushirvan Mohseni-Bandpei as acting labor minister, ILNA reported.

It came three days after Labor Minister Ali Rabiei failed to secure the parliament’s vote of confidence following an impeachment over his management of the ministry and unemployment rate.

129 of the lawmakers voted in favor of Rabiei’s dismissal from his post, 111 voted against, and 3 abstained.

Rabiei had survived a previous impeachment attempt back in March after a passenger plane crash as well as sinking of an Iranian oil tanker.

MH/PA

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