Majlis to Impeach Economy Minister

Majlis to Impeach Economy MinisterMajlis to Impeach Economy Minister

A motion signed by 33 MPs calling for questioning  the economy minister was presented to the Majlis presiding board on Sunday paving the way for his impeachment. According to the Article 225 of the Parliament regulations, Minister of Economy Masoud Karbasian, is obliged to be present in the chamber within 10 days and answer MPs questions, Mehr News Agency reported. In a letter to President Hassan Rouhani on August 01, 193 lawmakers had demanded “reshuffle his Cabinet to the maximum”. A week later, the parliament impeached the minister of labor cooperatives and social welfare, Ali Rabiei. The administration had earlier removed the CBI chief Valiollah Seif and appointed Abdolnaser Hemmati as the new governor of Central Bank of Iran (CBI). The worsening economic conditions, in particular the tanking of the rial is said to be the main reason behind calls for the impeachment of the economy minister. Karbasian took office in August 2017.


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