Iran's first female minister

Dr Marzieh Vahid Dastjerdi, the health minister, is counted as one of the most powerful women in Iran.

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    Dr Marzieh Vahid Dastjerdi, Iran's health minister, is among the most powerful women in Iran.

    The new minister's qualifications and conservative politics made her the perfect fit for the job. Besides, many Iranian woman find it more comfortable to meet a female minister.

    Al Jazeera's Alireza Ronaghi reports from the town of Eyvan, in southwest Iran.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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