Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. L

No 28

16-July-2007

IRAN

Ahmadinejad Merges MPO With Presidential Office

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad took further steps last week to consolidate his control over the governments planning process by integrating the Management Planning Organization (MPO) into the presidential office. The MPO will become the Presidential Department for Strategic Planning and Supervision, according to IRNA, and the merger is intended to allocate new responsibilities and assignments...