TEHRAN – Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati was re-elected as the chairman of Iran’s Assembly of Experts on Tuesday.
During a meeting of the Assembly of Experts in Tehran, the senior cleric was re-elected as the head of the body.
Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi and Seyyed Hashem Husseini Bushehri were also elected as the first deputy and second deputy of the Assembly.
The high-ranking body elects and oversees the activities of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution.
The 88 members of the assembly are directly elected to office by people for an eight-year term. It holds biannual meetings to appoint a new chairman.
The Assembly was established in 1983, almost four years after the victory of the Islamic Revolution. Its main task is to monitor the performance of the Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution.
The experts should also elect a new leader in the event of the demise, resignation or dismissal of the current leader. The Assembly of Experts is currently a body of 88 Islamic jurists. The entity consists of a leadership council and six committees. Members are elected by direct public vote for an eight-year term.