Zakani elected as Tehran mayor

August 8, 2021 - 15:3

TEHRAN — In the afternoon meeting of the Tehran City Council, Alireza Zakani was elected as the mayor of Tehran, winning the highest number of votes in the 21-member council.

In the open session of the City Council on Sunday, Zakani gathered 18 votes. 

Zakani was a candidate for the presidential post but he withdrew in favor of Ebrahim Raisi. He was the representative of the people of Qom in the parliament. 

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