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Iran Re-elects Conservative Parliament Leader

Iran’s moderate conservative parliament leader was re-elected Sunday despite the gains made by reformists in elections held in February. Ali Larijani was re-elected with the votes of 173 of 281 lawmakers, with several members of the reformist party breaking ranks to vote against the head of their own List of Hope party, Mohammad Reza Aref. Larijani’s election is an early win for the moderate conservatives in the new parliament, which convened Saturday for the first time. It also serves...

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