Iran's new parliament opens
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President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaks during the opening session of Iran's new parliament, in Tehran May 27, 2008.

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaks during the opening session of Iran's new parliament, in Tehran May 27, 2008. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)
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    TEHRAN, May 27 (Xinhua) -- Iran's 8th parliament (Majlis) was inaugurated on Tuesday morning with recitation of Quran and playing of Iran's national anthem.

    A message from Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei was sent to the inauguration.

    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad addressed the inaugural session, saying that parliament and government are brothers and must cooperate in making efforts to meet the Iranian peoples' needs.

    Lawmakers of the new parliament also took oath in the inauguration.

Iran's would-be parliament speaker Ali Larijani (R) speaks with Revolutionary Guards commander Mohammad Ali Jafari during the opening session of Iran's new parliament, in Tehran May 27, 2008.

Iran's would-be parliament speaker Ali Larijani (R) speaks with Revolutionary Guards commander Mohammad Ali Jafari during the opening session of Iran's new parliament, in Tehran May 27, 2008.(Xinhua/Reuters Photo)
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    The 7th parliament had its last session and concluded its work in the four-year term on Sunday.

    After the two rounds of campaign for the legislative seats in March and April, 69 percent of the total 290 seats in the parliament have gone for the conservatives while only 16 percent has been taken by the reformists.

    Iran's majority conservatives on Sunday elected Ali Larijani, former top nuclear negotiator, as the candidate for speaker in the new parliament.

    It is still not clear whether the speaker would be officially elected on Tuesday.

Editor: Du Guodong
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