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Iran's labor minister removed from office after impeachment

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
Iranian Minister of Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare, Ali Rabiei, walks at the Parliament (Majlis) in Tehran on August 8, 2018. (Photo by Tasnim news agency)

Iranian Minister of Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare Ali Rabiei has been removed from office after he failed to secure a vote of confidence during an impeachment process at the parliament.

At a parliamentary session in Tehran on Wednesday, 129 lawmakers voted for Rabiei to leave the cabinet, 111 for him to remain in office and 3 abstained.

He has been facing criticism for his alleged mismanagement of the country’s high unemployment rate.


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