Rouhani Appoints Jahangiri as First VP
RAN, Tehran : Foreign guests attend the swearing-in ceremony of Iran's new president Hasan Rowhani at the parliament in Tehran on August 4, 2013. The Islamic republic's new president revealed a cabinet lineup of experienced technocrats, aiming to deliver on his promise of saving the economy and engaging the world. AFP PHOTO/ATTA KENARE
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TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's President Hassan Rouhani appointed Eshaq Jahangiri as his first vice-president.
Eshaq Jahangiri, who was the minister of industry and mines for 8 consecutive years under Mohammad Khatami's presidency (1977-2005), was appointed by Rouhani as his first vice-president on Monday.
As the first vice-president, Jahangiri will have wide-ranging authorities, including chairing cabinet meeting in absence of the President as well as signing all communications, legislations, edicts, regulations and decisions of the cabinet.