Liner as New Head of Clerical Body

March 10, 2015 7:53 AM

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Iran's official IRNA news agency says members of the country's most influential clerical body charged with choosing or dismissing the nation's supreme leader have elected a hard-line ayatollah as their new chairman.

The Tuesday report says Mohammad Yazdi, the deputy chairman of the 86-member Assembly of Experts, got 47 votes in his favor from among 73 clerics who attended the session.

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