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Donkeys and women have no place in Iran's parliament, lawmaker says

Donkeys and women have no place in Iran's parliament, lawmaker says

A conservative Iranian lawmaker was caught on video saying that women, like donkeys, have no place in parliament, sparking calls for him to be thrown out of office.

The video, which surfaced on YouTube last week, shows Nader Qazipour giving a fiery victory speech after winning reelection as a member of parliament representing the city of Urmia.

“Parliament is not the place for donkeys and foals, monkeys and women,” the 57-year-old cries, amid boasts about his fearlessness and commitment to challenging the wealthy and powerful. Qazipour was speaking candidly in his native Turkish language, independent analyst Nader Karimi Juni said, and evidently did not expect to...

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