Mossadegh Partisan Wins Over Kashani
July 1, 1953 — United Press [UPI]

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A wire report on the election of Dr. Abdollah Moazzami as Majles (Parliament) Speaker.

Mossadegh Backer Is Chosen
Speaker Of Iran Parliament

UPI — August 19, 1953 TEHRAN, Iran (UP)—Abdullah Moazzami, a supporter of Premier Mohammed Mossadegh, was elected speaker of Parliament today in place of Seyed Kashani, a leading critic of the Mossadegh regime.

Moazzami was elected by a vote of 41 to 31, with one abstention. A bare majority of the 136-member Majlis (lower house) participated in the election.

A few hours earlier, Kashani—who is a Moslem priest as well as a politician—had declared that Mossadegh will be condemned to death “if he continues trying to set up a dictatorship.”

Kashani, [Ayatollah Seyed Abolghassem Kashani] a persistent opponent of Mossadegh’s demands for total power, charged that the premier has been intimidating deputies in an effort to dissolve parliament.

Alternative titles:

Iranian Speaker Is Elected Today
Mossadegh Backer Named Speaker Of Parliament
Mossadegh Supporter Is Speaker of Parliament
Mossadegh Supporter Heads Iran Parliament
Mossadegh Supporter Elected Speaker
Mossadegh’s Man Named to High Post
Mossadegh’s Man Heads Parliament

Related links:

Iran Votes For MossadeghThe Times Record, February 1, 1952

IRAN: Another RoundTIME magazine, February 18, 1952

Iranian Regime Faces New Threat; Voters Can DecideBuffalo Courier-Express, Feb. 5, 1954

MOSSADEGH t-shirts — “If I sit silently, I have sinned”

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