Mehdi Karroubi

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Mehdi Karroubi
Mehdi Karroubi in Isfahan - 15 May 2009 (cropped).jpg
19th Speaker of the Parliament of Iran
In office
28 May 2000 – 28 May 2004
DeputyBehzad Nabavi
Mohammad-Reza Khatami
Preceded byAli Akbar Nategh Nouri
Succeeded byGholam-Ali Haddad-Adel
In office
3 August 1989 – 3 May 1992
DeputyHossein Hashemian
Preceded byAli Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
Succeeded byAli Akbar Nategh-Nouri
First Deputy of the Parliament of Iran
In office
28 June 1988 – 3 August 1989
Preceded byMohammad Yazdi
Succeeded byHossein Hashemian
In office
15 June 1986 – 14 June 1987
Preceded byMohammad Yazdi
Succeeded byMohammad Yazdi
Member of Parliament of Iran
In office
28 May 2000 – 28 May 2004
ConstituencyTehran, Rey, Shemiranat and Eslamshahr
Majority892,640 (30.45%)
In office
28 May 1984 – 28 May 1992
ConstituencyTehran, Rey, Shemiranat and Eslamshahr
Majority965,484 (61.4%; 3rd term), 1,443,270 (62.5%; 2nd term)
In office
28 May 1980 – 28 May 1984
Succeeded byMohammad-Reza Hashemi
ConstituencyAligudarz County
Majority49,097 (92.9%)
Personal details
Born (1937-09-26) 26 September 1937 (age 82)
Aligudarz, Lorestan Province, Iran
Political party
Spouse(s)Fatemeh Karroubi (m. 1962)[1]
Children4
Alma materUniversity of Tehran
WebsiteOfficial website

Mehdi Karroubi (Persian: مهدی کروبی‎, romanized: Mehdi Karrubi, born 26 September 1937) is an Iranian Shia cleric and reformist politician. He led the National Trust Party.

After the 2009–2010 Iranian election protests, Karroubi was put under house arrest in February 2011.

He was the speaker of the parliament from 1989 to 1992 and 2000 to 2004, and a presidential candidate in the 2005 and 2009 presidential elections.

References[change | change source]

  1. Eqbali, Aresu (29 May 2009). "Iranian women need more rights: candidate's wife". AFP. Google News. Retrieved 25 June 2009.