TEHRAN (FNA)- Members of Iran's parliament on Tuesday reelected Ali Larijani as the speaker of the Islamic Consultative Assembly (parliament).
A total number of 213 lawmakers voted in favor of Larijani's presidency over the ninth parliament for a second year, while his rival Ahmad Bakhshayesh gained 13 votes out of the 252 ballots cast in the voting. Also, 26 legislators abstained voting.
Larijani has headed the parliament during the past five years.
He has also served as secretary of the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC), representative of the Supreme Leader in the SNSC, Head of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) and minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance.