Iran Lawmakers Re-elect their Conservative Leader, Ali Larijani

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Members of Iran’s Parliament congratulated the speaker, Ali Larijani, seated, on his re-election in Tehran on Sunday.

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TEHRAN — A leading conservative was re-elected as speaker of Iran’s Parliament on Tuesday, denying reformists a post they thought they had earned with a big win in February elections.

In a mild surprise, an overwhelming majority of Iran’s lawmakers chose a conservative candidate, Ali Larijani, who has held the position since 2008. Mr. Larijani, 57, scion of a powerful Iranian family, is not considered a die-hard, having managed the Parliament’s approval last summer of the nuclear agreement with…

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