Iran’s Industry Minister Loses Vote of Confidence

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s parliamentarians on Sunday gave a vote of no confidence to Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade Reza Fatemi Amin, terminating the much-criticized minister’s term that had begun in August 2021.

Fatemi Amin attended an open session of the Parliament on Sunday and took the podium to answer the questions of a number of lawmakers complaining about his ministry’s performance and poor handling of the industrial development.

At the conclusion of the impeachment, the parliamentarians voted for the motion to dismiss the minister with 162 yes votes, two abstentions and 102 no votes from a total of 272 votes.

Under the Iranian Constitution, lawmakers can impeach ministers when they deem it necessary. An impeachment motion can be submitted when it has at least ten signatures.

Fatemi Amin had come under heavy criticism in the wake of shortage and skyrocketing prices of automobiles and the rising costs of industrial production.

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