Iranian Lawmakers Summon President amid Economic Crisis

August 1, 2018

Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani announced that 80 lawmakers in the 290-chamber supported a motion that forces the president to stand in front of the lawmakers and respond to their questions in a major political blow to his prestige.


Article 88 of the Constitution states that whenever one-fourth of the parliamentarians sign on to a summons, the president must appear in the chamber within one month to answer the lawmakers’ questions.

The questioning will not automatically lead to his impeachment but it could prepare the ground for such a decision.


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