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The supreme leader comes first in Iran

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06.12.2018

On December 4, 2018, Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei asked the Majlis (Iran's parliament) to correct its recent bill on retirees saying, "There are some gaps in the law which should be addressed." Although he stressed on the necessity and importance of the "No Retirees Law," he said it needed to be modified after some officials asked him to allow a number of retired managers to be reinstated.

The rule was approved by parliament in September 2018 and banned retirees from being re-employed in the public sector. Once the law came into effect, several senior officials, including deputy ministers, were replaced by younger officials. But the ban did not apply to the country's president, the parliament's speaker and vice-speakers, members of the Guardian Council, chief of the judiciary, ministers, legislators and vice-presidents.

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"This is a very good law. We needed this law," Ali Khamenei told the public, adding "it breaks Iran's closed circle of administration and opens up the path for the younger generation after a long time." He, however, criticized the Majlis and asked its members to ratify the modification. "To take this law as a whole is not correct. There might be some people, maybe not too many, for whom there........

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