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Iran's parliament speaker meets with president-elect, vows support for new administration

Iran's parliament speaker, Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf (L), meets with president-elect, Masoud Pezeshkian, in Tehran, on Sunday, July 7, 2024. (via Tasnim news agency)

Iran's parliament speaker, Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf, has met with president-elect, Masoud Pezeshkian, to congratulate him on winning the 14th presidential election.

The meeting was held at Pezeshkian’s office on Sunday, during which Qalibaf emphasized that the Iranian legislature will extend its full support to the new administration.

During the meeting, Qalibaf also stressed that effective supervision over the new administration’s performance in order to make sure about progress of the country and people’s welfare is among basic duties of the Iranian parliament.

Pezeshkian, for his part, hailed people’s enthusiastic participation in the 14th presidential election, stressing the need for empathy and true synergism among all state organs with the goal of solving people’s problems and facilitating progress of the country.

Pezeshkian garnered more than 16 million votes out of over 30 million ballots cast in the presidential runoff election, which was held on Friday.

The contest followed an inconclusive first round on June 28 that was held to find a successor to late president, Ebrahim Raeisi, who lost his life alongside his foreign minister, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, and several others in a helicopter crash in northwestern Iran on May 19.

Pezeshkian’s new administration will hold office for four years and is scheduled to be inaugurated and sworn in late July.

Earlier on Sunday, Chief of Staff of Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri expressed the Armed Forces’ readiness to cooperate and interact with Pezeshkian’s administration.

“As in the past, we announce the readiness of the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran to cooperate and interact with the 14th administration,” the top general said.

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