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|President of Iran|
3 August 2005 – 3 August 2013
|Vice President||Parviz Davoodi
Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei
Mohammad Reza Rahimi
|Preceded by||Mohammad Khatami|
|Succeeded by||Hassan Rouhani|
|Mayor of Tehran|
20 June 2003 – 3 August 2005
|Preceded by||Mohammad Hasan Malekmadani|
|Succeeded by||Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf|
|Born||October 28, 1956
|Political party||Alliance of Builders|
|Islamic Society of Engineers|
|Spouse(s)||Azam al-Sadat Farahi|
|Alma mater||Iran University of Science and Technology|
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, also written Ahmadinezhad (Persian: محمود احمدینژاد; born October 28, 1956), was the sixth President of the Islamic Republic of Iran. He was president from August 3, 2005 to August 3, 2013.
Ahmadinejad became the mayor of Tehran, the capital of Iran, on May 3, 2003. He was chosen to be the president in elections on June 24, 2005. Many people think he is very religious. Because of that, the religious leadership in Iran supported him in many ways when he was elected.
Ahmadinajad's political power comes from the Alliance of Builders of Islamic Iran, also known as "Abadgaran". This is an alliance between Islamic parties and organizations.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has a Master of Science in Civil engineering from the Iran University of Science and Techology. He also has a PhD in transportation engineering from the same university. Hassan Rouhani was elected on June 15, 2013 as Ahmadinejad's successor and took office on August 3, 2013.
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