Akhoundi New Tehran Mayor

Iran News - - DOMESTIC -

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.

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