Abolhassan Banisadr

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Abolhassan Banisadr
سیدابوالحسن بنی‌صدر
Abolhassan Banisadr in 1980
1st President of Iran
In office
4 February 1980 – 21 June 1981
Supreme LeaderRuhollah Khomeini
Prime MinisterMohammad Ali Rajai
Succeeded byMohammad Ali Rajai
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
12 November 1979 – 29 November 1979
Prime MinisterMehdi Bazargan
Preceded byEbrahim Yazdi
Succeeded bySadegh Ghotbzadeh
Minister of Finance
In office
27 February 1979 – 12 November 1979
Prime MinisterMehdi Bazargan
Preceded byAli Ardalan
Succeeded byHossein Namazi
Personal details
Born(1933-03-22)22 March 1933
Hamadan, Iran[1]
Died9 October 2021(2021-10-09) (aged 88)
Paris, France
Political partyIndependent
Other political
People's Mujahedin of Iran (1981-1984)
Spouse(s)Ozra Banisadr

Seyyad Abolhassan Banisadr (audio speaker iconpronunciation  ; Persian: سیِّدابوالحسن بنی‌صدر; 22 March 1933 – 9 October 2021) was an Iranian politician, economist and human rights activist. He was the first President of Iran from 4 February 1980 after the 1979 Iranian Revolution and the abolition of the monarchy until his impeachment on 21 June 1981.

Banisadr died at the age of 88 at a Paris hospital on 9 October 2021.[2][3]

Further reading[change | change source]

  • The fundamental principles and precepts of Islamic government, Mazda Publishers, 1981
  • (with Jean-Charles Deniau) My Turn to Speak: Iran, the Revolution and Secret Deals With the U.S., Potomac Books (April 1991) ISBN 0-08-040563-0
  • Le Coran et le pouvoir: principes fondamentaux du Coran, Imago, 1993

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