The inauguration ceremony of the 11th round of the Iranian parliament was held on Wednesday in the presence of 268 MPs, headed by Seyed Reza Taqavi who is older than other lawmakers.
Addressing the ceremony, Taqavi deplored Washington’s sanctions against Iran, saying that the Iranian lawmakers will not endorse any accord with the US, as the symbol of infidelity and polytheism, which was confirmed by the MPs by shouting “Allahu Akbar (God is great)” and “death to the US” chants.
The parliament will also convene on Thursday to elect the speaker and vice-speakers.
The 11th parliamentary elections and the midterm elections for the Assembly of Experts – a body whose members designate the country’s Leader – were held simultaneously on February 21.
The lawmakers are elected for a 4-year term, with no limitation for the incumbent or former parliamentarians to run again.
Final results of the 11th parliamentary elections in Iran showed that the Principlist camp's 30 member list of candidates, named 'Unity of the Revolutionary Forces Coalition' also known as 'The Glorious Iran', earned a crushing victory over their reformist, moderate and independent rivals in Tehran province.
Former mayor of Tehran Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf was on the top of the list of most-voted candidates in the capital with 1,265,287 votes.