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Sunday, January 09, 2005

Majlis rejects Sadeq Bonab for post of transport minister

Description of Selected News: "Majlis rejects nominee for post of transport minister

Tehran Times Political Desk
TEHRAN (MNA) -- On Sunday the Majlis rejected President Mohammad Khatami’s nominee for transportation minister, Ahmad Sadeq Bonab.

Of a total of 249 votes, 105 voted to approve Sadeq Bonab, 129 voted against him, and 15 abstained.

Sadeq Bonab was the deputy transportation minister under former transport minister Ahmad Khorram, who was impeached and removed from office by the parliament.

Majlis Speaker Gholam-Ali Haddad Adel said that the legislature expected the nomination of a more efficient person as the new transportation minister, IRNA reported.

Haddad Adel added that Majlis vote of no-confidence for Sadeq Bonab, or for any other person, does not mean that the person is not capable of assuming other responsibilities.

“Mr. Bonab is not affiliated to a particular political party but Majlis gave him vote of non-confidence because the body expected that a more efficient person should have been named,” he added.

Haddad Adel appreciated Sadeq Bonab's efforts during his tenure as the caretaker minister in the past three months, expressing hope that Khatami will introduce a qualified person at the earliest."

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