The new Iranian parliament has started its work on May 27. There are 290 seats in the main political body. The MPs are elected for a 4-year term, with no limitation for the incumbent or former parliamentarians to run again.
The first Parliament session is chaired by an interim presiding board based on seniority. At the opening of the new legislature, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei’s chief of staff took the podium to read a message from the Iranian leader.
Following the message of ayatollah, the interior minister and his deputy for executive affairs will present a report on the parliamentary elections, IFP News says.
Hailing the first day of Parliament’s work, Ayatollah Khamenei has called on the newly-elected lawmakers to push for the settlement of the country’s economic problems on the basis of the Resistance Economy policies.
Describing “economy and culture” as the immediate priorities in the current circumstance, the Iranian leader has urged the MPs to crystallize plans to improve the livelihood of the vulnerable groups and fulfil the economic justice goals.
“Recommendations of experts tell us that the correct path to that goal is a reform of the main lines of national economy, namely employment, production, national currency value, inflation, wastes and so on,” Ayatollah Khamenei noted in his speech in front of lawmakers.
According to the tradition, the oldest MPs have formed a temporary presiding board, while the official presiding board and the next speaker of the Parliament will be elected in the next session.