Akhoundi New Tehran Mayor
Former Minister of Roads and Urban Development Abbas Akhoundi is the top contender for mayorship in Tehran to replace outgoing Tehran Mayor Seyed Mohammad-Ali Afshani.
Tehran City Council announced five picks for Tehran Mayor seat and Abbas Akhoundi is favorite to be chosen for the job.
Tehran City Council is to elect Tehran Mayor on its Tuesday meeting and the five candidates are to present their programs before the election. Akhoundi has set some conditions to accept the job. He has claimed Tehran municipality is overcrowded and he will cut some jobs if he gets the nod from the council.