Ahmadinejad to name 3 Iranian women ministers

It would be the first time a woman would hold such a position in the Islamic Republic.

Ahmadinejad to name 3 Iranian women ministers

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Sunday he would propose at least three women as ministers in his next cabinet following June's presidential election.

It would be the first time a woman would hold such a position in the Islamic Republic.

"With the 10th presidential election, we have entered a new era ... conditions changed completely and the government (make-up) will see major changes," Ahmadinejad told state television.

He named two of his proposed female ministers and said at least one more would be added to the list.

The ones he named were Fatemeh Ajorlou, now a member of parliament, as social welfare minister and Marzieh Vahid Dastjerdi as health minister.

"At least one more will be added," Ahmadinejad said.

He also said Heydar Moslehi, now an adviser to Ahmadinejad on clerical affairs, would be nominated as new intelligence minister.

Iranian media last month reported that Ahmadinejad had sacked Intelligence Minister Gholamhossein Mohseni-Ejei.

Economy Minister Shamseddin Hosseini would retain the post.


Reuters

Last Mod: 17 Ağustos 2009, 11:48
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