The campaign to become the next Majlis Speaker has kicked off. Gholam Ali Haddad Adel, member of the Supreme Leader’s inner circle, has launched his campaign against the current Speaker, Ali Larijani. Hadad-Adel who won the highest number of votes in the March 2 Majlis election in Tehran announced on the night of May 12 that he is a candidate to be speaker of the next Majlis. He held the post of speaker in the 7th Majlis (2004-2008). He also ran for the post of speaker in the outgoing parliament, but was defeated by Ali Larijani who still holds the post.