Iran

Ahmadinejad Wants Rookie Cabinet

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who triumphed in Iran's disputed election this June, has submitted a list of new cabinet members which would solidify his circle of supporters and remove those who have been critical of him. But there are signs that members of parliament, which must approve the list, will resist his suggestions, according to The New York Times. All ten ministers who recently challenged the appointment of a controversial deputy have been dropped from Ahmadinejad’s slate. Parliament members have publicly accused the president of privileging loyalty over experience in his selections.