Tehran, IRNA – The Iranian lawmakers have given a vote of confidence to Kiumars Hashemi to become the country’s Minister of Sport and Youth.
The decision was made during an open session of the Majlis (Parliament) in Tehran on Monday. Out of the 237 parliamentarians present, Hashemi secured 167 votes in favor, with 57 against, 12 abstentions, and one invalid vote.
Hashemi was introduced to the Majlis by the Iranian president’s deputy for parliamentary affairs on September 11, 2023.
He has served as the caretaker of the Football Federation of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the chairman of the National Olympic Committee of Iran, a member of the board of directors of the Olympic Council of Asia, and Iran’s representative in sports in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
This appointment comes after the resignation of former minister Hamid Sajjadi over a month ago.