Vice President of Iran

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Vice President of Iran
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Official seal
Eshaq Jahangiri

since 4 August 2013
Style His Excellency
Member of Cabinet
Economy Council
Residence Sa'dabad Palace
Appointer The President
Term length No term
Inaugural holder Hassan Habibi
September 1, 1989
Succession First
(in line of presidential succession)
Website The Vice Presidency
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The Vice President of Iran (Persian: معاون ریاست جمهوری اسلامی ایران‎‎) is defined by article 124 of the Iranian constitution, as anyone appointed by the President to lead an organization related to Presidential affairs. As of July 2009, there are 12 Vice Presidents in Iran. The First Vice President is the most important as he or she leads cabinet meetings in the absence of the president.[1]

While the Constitution of Iran allows for vice presidents, their existence is not obligatory. The President may or may not choose vice presidents. The president may even not have a First Vice President.

First Vice President

The role of First Vice President was created in the revision of the Constitution of Iran in 1989. It took over some of the responsibilities of Prime Minister. According to Article 124, First Vice President will be chairing the board of ministers and coordinate the other vice presidencies, if let by the President. According to Article 131, First Vice President takes over as acting President in cases where the President in incapacitated, but only if permitted by the Supreme Leader. According to the same Article, First Vice President (or anyone serving as acting President) must make sure that a new president is elected in fifty days.

According to Article 132, during the time an Acting President is serving (usually a First Vice President), the Majlis cannot impeach ministers and it can't disapprove newly introduced ministers. Also, referendums and revisions to the Constitution are forbidden.


      Independent       Principlists       Reformist       Moderate

# Name Portrait Born-Died Took Office Left Office Political Party President
1 Hassan Habibi Hassan Habibi.jpg 1937–2013 1 September 1989 11 September 2001 Executives of Construction Party Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
Mohammad Khatami
2 Mohammad-Reza Aref Mohammad Reza Aref at Mashhad.jpg 1951– 11 September 2001 11 September 2005 Islamic Iran Participation Front Mohammad Khatami
3 Parviz Davoodi Davoodi3.jpg 1952– 11 September 2005 17 July 2009 Alliance of Builders of Islamic Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
4 Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei Mashai Russia June 2009.jpg 1960– 17 July 2009 25 July 2009 Alliance of Builders of Islamic Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
5 Mohammad Reza Rahimi Mohammad Reza Rahimi VOA (Cropped).jpg 1949– 13 September 2009 3 August 2013 Isargaran Population Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
6 Eshaq Jahangiri No image.svg 1957– 4 August 2013 Incumbent Executives of Construction Party Hassan Rouhani

Current Vice Presidents

Living former First Vice Presidents

Name Picture Term Date of birth
Mohammad-Reza Aref 50px 2001–2005 (1951-12-19) 19 December 1951 (age 69)
Parviz Davoodi Davoodi2.jpg 2005–2009 (1952-02-05) 5 February 1952 (age 68)
Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei Mashai Russia June 2009.jpg
(1960-11-16) 16 November 1960 (age 60)
Mohammad Reza Rahimi Mohammad Reza Rahimi VOA (Cropped).jpg 2009–2013 (1949-01-11) 11 January 1949 (age 72)

See also


  1. "Iran VP pick too friendly toward Israel?". Associated Press. Accessed July 22, 2009.

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Order of precedence
Preceded by
1st in line of succession Succeeded by
Speaker of the Islamic Consultative Assembly