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As a result of the elections held after death of president of Assembly Mishkini, Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani was elected as the chairman of Assembly of experts on 4 September, as the official IRNA news agency confirmed. Rafsanjani compete with Ayatollah Ahmet Jannati who took 31 votes whereas Rafsanjani’s 41 votes. Ayatollah Ahmet Jannati, known with his radical Islamist ideology and has strong ties with Ahmedinejad.