17 Nov 2013
Dr. Mahmoud GOUDARZI the new Sports Minister of Iran
Iranian president's fourth nominee for the ministry of sports and youth affairs, Mahmoud Goudarzi, won the vote of confidence of the Iranian parliament (Majlis).
Goudarzi received 199 votes in favor, 44 against and 24 abstentions.
It was the fourth attempt by the government of president Rohani to win a vote of confidence for the vacant seat in his cabinet.
Seyed Nasrollah Sajjadi was the third nominee who received 124 votes in favor, 107 against and 22 abstentions.
Dr. Goudarzi has a PhD in Sports Management and has been the head of Physical Education Faculty of the University of Tehran since 2008.