New reformist party meets

Tehran, Aug 22, IRNA - A new reformist party held its first congress in the Iranian capital Tehran on Thursday.

During the meeting, Ali Shakouri-Rad was elected as the secretary general of Union of Islamic Iran People Party, IRNA reported. A total of 30 political activists are members of the central council of the party that recently got a license form the Interior Ministry to launch its activities in the country. It is said that most members of the new party are former members of the Islamic Iran Participation Front that was banned in 2009. The party has emerged as elections will be held in Iran on February 25, 2016 to elect members of both the Majlis and Assembly of Experts. 9191**1424