Ebrahim Raisi

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Ebrahim Raisi
Raisi in 2021-02 (cropped).jpg
8th President of Iran
Assumed office
3 August 2021
Supreme LeaderAli Khamenei
Vice PresidentTBA
Preceded byHassan Rouhani
Chief Justice of Iran
In office
7 March 2019 – 1 July 2021
Appointed byAli Khamenei
First ViceGholam-Hossein Mohseni-Eje'i
Preceded bySadeq Larijani
Succeeded byGholam-Hossein Mohseni-Eje'i
Prosecutor-General of Iran
In office
23 August 2014 – 1 April 2016
Appointed bySadeq Larijani
Preceded byGholam-Hossein Mohseni-Eje'i
Succeeded byMohammad Jafar Montazeri
Member of the Assembly of Experts
Assumed office
24 May 2016
ConstituencySouth Khorasan Province
Majority325,139 (80.0%)[1]
In office
20 February 2007 – 21 May 2016
ConstituencySouth Khorasan Province
Majority200,906 (68.6%)
First Vice Chief Justice of Iran
In office
27 July 2004 – 23 August 2014
Chief JusticeMahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi
Sadeq Larijani
Preceded byMohammad-Hadi Marvi[2]
Succeeded byGholam-Hossein Mohseni-Eje'i
Chairman of General Inspection Office
In office
22 August 1994 – 9 August 2004
Appointed byMohammad Yazdi
Preceded byMostafa Mohaghegh Damad
Succeeded byMohammad Niazi
Personal details
Born
Sayyid Ebrahim Raisol-Sadati

(1960-12-14) 14 December 1960 (age 60)
Mashhad, Imperial State of Iran
Political partyCombatant Clergy Association[3]
Other political
affiliations
Islamic Republican Party (until 1987)[3]
Spouse(s)Jamileh Alamolhoda[4]
Children2[5]
RelativesAhmad Alamolhoda (father-in-law)
Alma materShahid Motahari University[3]
Qom Seminary[3]
WebsiteOfficial website

Ebrahim Raisi (Persian: ابراهیم رئیسی‎; born on 14 December 1960) is an Iranian politician, jurist and cleric. Raisi is the 8th and current President of Iran since 2021. He was the Chief Justice from 2019 until 2021. He has been attorney general from 2014 to 2016, Deputy Chief Justice from 2004 to 2014 and member of the Assembly of Experts since 2007.[6][7]

He registered for the presidential election held on 19 May 2017, losing against Hassan Rouhani.[8][9] He ran again for the presidency in 2021 and won the election in a landslide victory.[10][11]

References[change | change source]

  1. "اعلام آرای مجلس خبرگان رهبری در خراسان جنوبی" (in Persian). Alef. 27 February 2016. Archived from the original on 8 July 2017. Retrieved 5 April 2017.
  2. "از نمایندگی امام در مسجد سلیمان تا معاون اولی قوهٔ قضائیه" (in Persian). Sadegh Newsletter. 2 March 2015. Archived from the original on 4 September 2017. Retrieved 5 September 2017.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "زندگی‌نامه حجت‌الاسلام و المسلمین سیدابراهیم رئیسی" (in Persian). Official Website of Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi. Archived from the original on 23 March 2017. Retrieved 5 April 2017.
  4. "با دختر علم الهدی و همسر رئیسی آشنا شوید/عکس". 22 April 2017. Archived from the original on 24 April 2017. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  5. "مشخصات شناسنامه‌ای 6کاندیدای ریاست‌جمهوری". 21 April 2017. Archived from the original on 14 January 2019. Retrieved 21 April 2017.
  6. "Ebrahim Raisi: Iran's new chief justice and possible Supreme Leader in waiting". Atlantic Council. 11 March 2019. Retrieved 19 June 2021.
  7. "ابراهیم رئیسی به تولیت آستان قدس رضوی منصوب شد". BBC News فارسی (in Persian). 7 March 2016. Retrieved 19 June 2021.
  8. Sharafedin, Bozorgmehr (9 April 2017). "Hardline cleric Raisi to take on Rouhani in Iran's presidential election". Reuters. Retrieved 19 June 2021.
  9. Staff, IFP Editorial (20 May 2017). "Final Results of Iran's Presidential Election Declared". Iran Front Page. Retrieved 19 June 2021.
  10. "Iran Official Poll Shows Lower Turnout After Elimination Of Key Candidates". Iran International. 28 May 2021. Retrieved 19 June 2021.
  11. "Hardliner Ebrahim Raisi comfortably wins Iran presidential election". euronews. 2021-06-19. Retrieved 2021-06-19.