Tehran’s Mayor Reinstated in His Post

Tehran’s City Council reelected Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf as mayor of the Iranian capital Wednesday.Mohammed Baqer Qalibaf, born in the northeastern shrine city of Mashhad 45 years ago, a conservative who has positioned himself as a liberal was reelected by a 12-3 vote of the City Council. He defeated Rasoul Khadem, a former world and Olympic wrestling champion and member of the City Council.

Former Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and police commander Qalibaf pledged to address Tehran’s festering problems, which include traffic jams and air pollution.

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