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Transport, Labor Ministers Survive Impeachment Vote

Offering a public apology for recent transport incidents, the minister said various authorities are involved in the sector, which is suffering from lack of funds, human resources and equipment
The recent crash of a passenger plane had been cited as one of the main reasons for the transport minister’s impeachment.The recent crash of a passenger plane had been cited as one of the main reasons for the transport minister’s impeachment.

Two ministers survived a vote of confidence called on Tuesday over the failure to tackle a range of issues in the transport and labor sectors.
Minister of Roads and Urban Development Abbas Akhoundi and Minister of Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare Ali Rabiei had been summoned before parliament to answer questions raised by lawmakers.
Out of the 246 parliamentarians present, 152 voted in favor of the roads minister after hours of debate about his track record, which has been criticized over a string of transport tragedies. Two lawmakers abstained, ICANA reported. 
In a separate session, the motion against the labor minister was defeated by 126 votes against 124 in the 290-member parliament. There were two abstentions and one vote was invali

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