Tehran (IP) - Iran's parliament speaker congratulated the election of the new Speaker of the Turkish Parliament.

Iran PressIran News: The parliament elected Numan Kurtulmuş as its new speaker on June 7, as he applied as the joint candidate of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP).

Under the bylaw of the parliament, a candidate should get 401 votes for the election to be concluded in the first two rounds. If the election goes to the third round, a simple majority - 301 votes - is sufficient to determine the new speaker who will undertake the role for two years.

Kurtulmuş won by 321 votes in the third round of voting.

Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, Speaker of the Islamic Council of Iran, congratulated Kurtulmuş on his election as the new Speaker of the Turkish Parliament.

In his message, Ghalibaf emphasized the deep ties between the two nations, and the will of the Iranian Parliament to develop and expand close parliamentary cooperation, and expressed hope that the relations between the two countries will increase day by day.


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