Hassan Rouhani was on 3 August 2017 officially sworn in as the President of Iran for a second term.
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamanei gave his official approval for Rouhani's appointment by giving him a decree to assign him his duties.
Rouhani will administer the oath before the parliament on 5 August 2017 and before that, he has to present his cabinet before the parliament for a vote of confidence.
As per Iran’s Election Law, a president-elect is required to get the Leader’s approval before being sworn-in before the Parliament.
Rouhani won the re-election in May 2017, after securing 57 per cent of the votes and defeating his main contender Ebrahim Raeisi.
About Hassan Rouhani
• Born on 12 November 1948, Rouhani is a graduate of University of Tehran and has PhD from Scotland’s Glasgow Caledonian University.
• He began his political career in the 1960s by following the exiled leader of the Islamic movement, Ayatollah Khomeini.
• He spent 16 years as Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, Iran’s top security post.
• He was Iran's chief nuclear negotiator from 2003 to 2005.
• In 2013, Rouhani was elected as President of Iran.
• During his term, Iran reached a landmark deal in 2015. Rouhani was a key architect of the 2015 nuclear deal with the world powers in return for the lifting of economic sanctions.
• He is also the first Iranian leader to speak with the President of United States when Barack Obama called him in September 2013.
Who: Hassan Rouhani
When: 3 August 2017
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