Hawzah News Agency (Tehran, Iran) - The inauguration ceremony opened at the Parliament building in Tehran on Saturday with delegates from more than 100 countries, including several heads of state, partaking in it.Iranian
Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani and Judiciary chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani were scheduled to give separate speeches at the ceremony. Rouhani will then take the oath of office.
Rouhani won re-election in a landslide victory in May after securing 57 percent of the votes and defeating his main contender Ebrahim Raeisi, the current custodian of the Holy Shrine of Imam Reza (pbuh).
On Thursday, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei formally endorsed Rouhani as president for the second term.
During the ceremony, Ayatollah Khamenei gave his official approval for the president-elect by giving him a decree assigning him his duties.
Under Iran’s election law, the president-elect is required to gain the Leader’s official approval before being sworn in before the Parliament. Through this process, called Tanfiz (endorsement), the Leader approves the outcome of the presidential election.
Rouhani will have two weeks to present his cabinet to the Parliament for a vote of confidence.