TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's media says President Hassan Rouhani has named three candidates for ministerial posts to replace nominees who were rejected by the conservative-dominated parliament.
Shortly after Rouhani was inaugurated in August, lawmakers attacked his proposed Cabinet for its members' Western educations, their alleged ties to the opposition, and their supposed lack of experience. But in the end Parliament rejected only three out of his 18 nominees.
State TV said Sunday that the president named Reza Faraji Dana to be Science, Research and Technology Minister, Reza Salehi Amiri to fill the Sports and Youth portfolio and Ali Asghar Fani to head the Education Ministry.
The parliament will discuss the nominations next week.
The nominees are not prominent in any Iranian political faction, which may ease their confirmation.
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