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Iran Parliament Confirms Election of Speaker for 1 Year Term

Iran's parliament on Tuesday confirmed the re-election of its long-serving parliament speaker for another year.   The 59-year-old Ali Larijani's election marks an early victory for the moderate conservatives in the new parliament, which convened for the first time over the weekend. State TV said Larijani won 237 votes in his favor, out of 276 lawmakers present in the 290-seat house on Tuesday.    On Sunday, he was voted as interim speaker, pending the verification...

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