Ahmad Tavakkoli (Persian: احمد توکلی, born 5 March 1951) is an Iranian conservative populist politician, journalist and anti-corruption activist. He is currently managing-director of Alef news website and founder of the corruption watchdog, non-governmental organization Justice and Transparency Watch.
|Minister of Labour|
|Prime Minister||Mir-Hossein Mousavi|
|Preceded by||Mir-Mohammad Sadeqi|
|Succeeded by||Abolqasem Sarhadizadeh|
|President of the Majlis Research Center|
2004 – 1 July 2012
|Preceded by||Mohammad Reza Khatami|
|Succeeded by||Kazem Jalali|
|Member of the Parliament of Iran|
28 May 2004 – 28 May 2016
|Constituency||Tehran, Rey, Shemiranat and Eslamshahr|
28 May 1980 – 12 November 1981
|Born||March 5, 1951|
|Political party||Front of Transformationalist Principlists|
|Islamic Republican Party|
Mojahedin of the Islamic Revolution Organization
|Alma mater||University of Nottingham|
Tavakkoli is former representative of Tehran, Rey, Shemiranat and Eslamshahr electoral district in the parliament and the director of Majlis Research Center.
Tavakkoli was the minister of labour under Mir-Hossein Mousavi, a parliament representative from Behshahr, and a presidential candidate in two of the presidential elections in Iran (running against Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and Mohammad Khatami).
Tavakkoli temporarily left politics after the leftists oppositions forced him out of the ministry of labour. He founded Resalat, a conservative newspaper, and later left Iran to study economics in the UK, where he received his PhD.
Views and personal lifeEdit
Tavakkoli was also a fierce critic of President Ahmadinejad. On 2 March 2011, the PBS' Tehran Bureau reported that Tavakkoli criticized the then President for mentioning only Iran and not Islam in recent speeches.
|2012[b]||Parliament Round 1||481,012||22.69||7th||Went to Round 2|
|Parliament Round 2||404,595||35.91||3rd||Won|
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