Iran hardliner Yazdi picked to head Assembly of Experts

March 10, 2015 5:55 PM

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Iran hardliner Yazdi picked to head Assembly of Experts

A hardliner has been elected chairman of Iran's Assembly of Experts, a clerical body which chooses and monitors the country's supreme leader.

Ayatollah Mohammad Yazdi defeated moderate former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, winning 47 out of 73 votes.

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