quarta-feira, 25 de maio de 2016

Iran: "Ayatollah" ultraconservative elected President of the Assembly of Experts

The organ, elected in February and composed mainly of religious, is notably in charge of the appointment, supervision and even eventual dismissal of the Iranian Supreme Leader. The current composition and new leadership Assembly of Experts assumes a primary position, due to the age of the current Supreme Guide, "ayatollah Ali Khamenei, with 76 years.

The election strengthens the position of Jannati, who heads the Council of the guardians of the Constitution, and represents a defeat for the former President and current head Rafsandjani Hachemi, Hassan Rohani, both members of the Assembly, who hoped to elect a moderate candidate.

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