Mona Abrufarakh has become the first woman to be chosen as a governor in Gilan Province. IRNA reports that Abrufarakh will serve as governor of central Rasht.
The head of provincial elections in Gilan Province said: “This appointment was based on the merits and strengths of the new governor of central Rasht.”
The Rohani administration has already appointed four women to the position of governor in Hamoon, Qasr-e qand, Bandar Torkaman and Qeshm, as well as a female prefect in Bushehr.
Ezzat Kamalzadeh, Massoumeh Prandar, Homeira Rigi and Marjan Nazghelichi are respectively serving in Qeshm, Hamoon, Qasr-e Qand and Bandar Torkaman, and Maryam Qorbani is prefect of Bushehr.