The Islamic Parliament of Iran is composed of various political groups and factions which play a more salient role when deliberating politically oriented legislations, said Kazem Jalali, Head of the Islamic Parliament Research Center (IPRC).
Jalali made the remark answering a question raised by the Chief of the National Assembly Research Service (NARS) of the Republic of Korea on Tuesday 12 May in the closing session of the 2nd Joint Seminar for Parliamentary Research Cooperation between NARS and IPRC.
Elaborating the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Jalali said "Political parties are recognized in our Constitution and are currently engaged in political activities".
He continued "The Islamic Parliament of Iran is composed of several parties which are engaged in political activities within identified political factions, adding that the factions can greatly influence on the legislative process."
He said "Political parties intensify their prominent role when a politically-oriented legislation is being deliberated in the parliament."
On political differences between the IPRC and the Executive regarding enforcement of the laws, Jalali answered "Just like the Republic of Korea, there are cases when the Executive and IPRC do not have identical opinions and the executive is not satisfied with IPRC's report."
"A glaring example of such a case can be referred to the payment of subsidies when the Executive and IPRC had differences on the subsidies reform plans", Jalali cited.
Head of the IPRC concluded by saying" It is important for the IPRC to remain impartial in preparing its reports."
The NARS visiting research delegation led by Seong–Ho Lim, Chief of the parliamentary research body in the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea attended the 2nd Joint Seminar for Parliamentary Research Cooperation between NARS and IPRC on May 12, 2015 in Tehran.
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