Iranian president names female vice president

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Iranian president names female vice president

Iranian president Hasan Rouhani on Monday appointed Elham Aminzadeh, a law and public policy professor at Tehran University, as Vice-President of Legal Affairs, effectively making her the first woman in the Islamic Republic’s history to hold the influential position.

Rouhani’s nomination of Aminzadeh, who holds a degree in international law from the University of Glasgow, will still have to be officially approved by the Iranian parliament.

In a statement published by Fars News Agency, Rouhani praised Aminzadeh and noted her “scientific competence and judicial qualifications.”

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