Ali Motahhari (Persian: علی مطهری; born 26 January 1958) is an Iranian conservative politician who represents Tehran, Rey, Shemiranat and Eslamshahr electoral district in the Parliament of Iran since 2008 and was Second Deputy of the Parliament of Iran from 2016 until 2019.
|Member of the Parliament of Iran|
|Assumed office |
28 May 2008
|Constituency||Tehran, Rey, Shemiranat and Eslamshahr|
|Born||26 January 1958|
|Political party||People's Voice Coalition|
|Principlists Pervasive Coalition (2008)|
United Front of Principlists (2008)
List of Hope (2016)
Narges Ansari (m. 1982)
Azam "Aliyeh" Rouhani
|Relatives||Ali Larijani (brother-in-law)|
|Alma mater||University of Tehran|
Motahari is a brother-in-law of the current Speaker of the Parliament Ali Larijani, and a harsh critic of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. He criticized Ahmadinejad for his "self-centered" policies saying: "It is unprecedented and inappropriate that a president simply says I do not accept this law and will not execute it. This is a sign of despotism." Motahhari tried to summon Ahmadinejad to parliament to face questioning and possible impeachment. Though a conservative, he has been something of a maverick.
|2012||Parliament Round 1||455,303||22.77||9th||Went to Round 2|
|Parliament Round 2||380,653||33.79||4th||Won|
According to a poll conducted in March 2016 by Information and Public Opinion Solutions LLC (iPOS) among Iranian citizens, Motahhari has 36% approval and 15% disapproval ratings and thus a +21% net popularity; while 40% of responders don't recognize the name.
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