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Iran's Assembly of Experts convenes for 2nd biannual meeting

Yusef Jalali

Press TV, Tehran

Members of Iran’s Assembly of Experts have held their second biannual meeting this year. That’s the ninth official session of the current assembly, which was elected in 2016.

Members of the Assembly of Experts convene twice a year to review the latest domestic and global developments. This time, Ebrahim Raeisi, who is one of the Assembly's members, has participated as Iran's president.

Raeisi was invited to highlight his administration's achievements and review the challenges it faces. During the session, Chairman of the Assembly Ahmad Jannati urged President Raeisi to take practical steps to address the economic problems of Iranians and improve their livelihood.

The Assembly was established in 1983, almost four years after the victory of the Islamic Revolution. Its main task is to monitor the performance of the Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution.

The experts should also elect a new leader in the event of the demise, resignation or dismissal of the current leader. The Assembly of Experts is currently a body of 88 Islamic jurists. The entity consists of a leadership council and six committees. Members are elected by direct public vote for an eight-year term.

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