Sunday, June 06, 2004

Congratulations to Gholam Ali Haddad-Adel Speaker of 7th Majlis

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Gholam Ali Haddad-Adel was elected to a one year term as Speaker of the Seventh Majles on June 6, 2004
Gholam Ali Haddad-Adel is a member of the Majlis (The Islamic Consultative Assembly) from Tehran. Haddad-Adelis a professor of literature and philosophy at Tehran University and author of numerous books and text books. Haddad-Adelis is head of the state sponsored Academy of Persian Language and Literature.
Gholam Ali Haddad-Adel was born in Tehran Iran in 1945. He is close to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Most sources suggest a marriage tie but they vary widely. The Western press usually says that the son of Haddad-Adel is married to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei daughter. Other sources suggest it is Haddad-Adel's daughter and Khamenei's son or that Haddad-Adel himself is married to Khamenei's younger daughter. Whatever the truth is the men are allies.
Haddad-Adel belongs to a political party called Coalition of Builders of Islamic Iran and is politically allied with Former President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani."

Congratulations to Gholamali Haddad-Adel elected speaker

Haddad-Adel elected as Iran's parliament speaker for one year: "Haddad-Adel elected as Iran's parliament speaker for one year
Tehran, June 6, IRNA -- The newly-appointed Iranian MPs elected Gholamali Haddad-Adel as parliament speaker for one year on Sunday, making him the first non-cleric to fill the post since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
Haddad-Adel, running as the sole contender for the post, won 226 votes from among the 259 ballots cast to preside over the 290-seat parliament or Majlis.
The MPs also picked up other presiding members of the parliament, including Mohammed Reza Bahonar as the first deputy speaker and Mohammad Hassan Abu-Torabi as the second deputy speaker.
Three commissioners as well as six secretaries were also elected.
The presiding board were then sworn in, vowing to 'use their maximum capacity for implementing general standing orders of the Islamic Consultative Assembly (parliament) with utmost neutrality'.
Haddad-Adel, 59, emerged as the top winner in Tehran in the February's parliamentary election.
He has a Ph.D in philosophy and a master degree in physics and is said to be skillful in English and Arabic. Haddad-Adel has also a record for delivering lectures at Beheshti University and Sharif Technical University before the Islamic Revolution in 1979.
The new parliament speaker has made it clear that the assembly's top priority was to 'reduce fruitless arguments which create tensions' as well as to get down to brass tacks, including daily problems of the people. "

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