Mir-Hossein Mousavi

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Mir-Hossein Mousavi Khameneh
میرحسین موسوی خامنه
Mousavi with a green shawl, marking his presidential campaign color, in 2009.
Prime Minister of Iran
In office
31 October 1981 – 3 August 1989
President Ali Khamenei
Leader Ruhollah Khomeini
Ali Khamenei
Preceded by Mohammad-Reza Mahdavi Kani (Acting)
Succeeded by Position abolished
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
August 15, 1981 – December 15, 1981
President Mohammad-Ali Rajai
Ali Khamenei
Prime Minister Mohammad-Javad Bahonar
Mohammad-Reza Mahdavi Kani (acting)
Himself
Leader Ruhollah Khomeini
Preceded by Mohammad-Ali Rajai
Succeeded by Ali Akbar Velayati
Personal details
Born 29 September 1941 (1941-09-29) (age 72)
Khameneh, Iran
Political party Independent
Spouse(s) Zahra Rahnavard
Alma mater Shahid Beheshti University
Religion Usuli Twelver Shia Islam

Mir-Hossein Mousavi Khameneh (Persian: میرحسین موسوی خامنه; born 29 September 1941) is an Iranian politician, painter and architect. He belongs to the Iranian reform movement. He was the fifth Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran from 1981 to 1989. After his term, the constitution was changed, and the post of prime minister was abolished. Mousavi is currently the president of the Iranian Academy of Arts. He also was a candidate for the 2009 presidential election.

Before his post as prime minister, he was the Minister of Foreign Affairs. He is also a member of the Expediency Discernment Council and the High Council of Cultural Revolution. He has not attended their meetings for years. Political analysts think that he does not like these councils. In the early years of the revolution, Mousavi was the editor-in-chief of the official newspaper of the Islamic Republican Party, the Jomhouri-e Eslami (Islamic Republic) newspaper. In 2009 presidential election, Mousavi chose green as his campaign color, a color which has since become common in Iran.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Even Iran Can Change" (in English). Peyvand. 06/11/09. http://www.payvand.com/news/09/jun/1119.html. Retrieved 2009-06-18.