Iran parliament votes to send Ahmadinejad to court

Over the law makers say in violation of constitution the Iran parliament has voted to refer president mahmoud Ahamadinejad to the judiciary. Its unclear whether there will be a lawsuit against Ahmadinejad, Wednesday’s vote in parliament shows the majority of Iranian lawmakers are siding with the Guardian Council – the country’s constitutional watchdog body – in an ongoing controversy with the president. The legislators voted 165-1 in favor of legal action against Ahmadinejad over his move last month to declare himself caretaker oil minister after he sacked Masoud Mirkazemi under a Cabinet reshuffle plan.A parliament report says Ahmadinejad’s action was in “obvious violation of the constitution.” Remaining lawmakers in the 290-member assembly were either absent or abstained.

Report by Vishnu Devaraj