Executives of Construction Party
The Executives of Construction of Iran Party[a] (Persian: حزب کارگزاران سازندگی ایران) is a reformist political party in Iran, founded by 16 members of the cabinet of the then President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani in 1996. The party is a member of Council for coordinating the Reforms Front.
Views and factionsEdit
Economically, the party supports free markets and industrialization; with a high emphasis on the progress and development. The party takes the view that economic freedom is fundamentally linked to cultural and political freedom, but it should not be allowed to conflict with development. The party is divided into two factions in constant struggle, the more conservative "Kermani faction" led by Mohammad Hashemi Rafsanjani and Hossein Marashi and the more liberal "Isfahani faction" led by Mohammad Atrianfar and Gholamhossein Karbaschi.
The party was formed in 1996. The following sixteen people were its founders; they signed the declaration of its formation and founding board members registering the party in Ministry of Interior in 1999 were:
- Eshaq Jahangiri (First Vice President)
- Bijan Namdar Zanganeh (Minister of Petroleum)
- Isa Kalantari (Vice President for Environment)
- Parvaneh Mafi (Tehran, Rey, Shemiranat and Eslamshahr)
- Fatemeh Saeidi (Tehran, Rey, Shemiranat and Eslamshahr)
- Abdolreza Hashemzaei (Tehran, Rey, Shemiranat and Eslamshahr)
- Nahid Tajeddin (Isfahan)
- Mohammad-Bagher Sa'adat (Dashtestan)
- Masoud Rezaei (Shiraz)
- Vali Maleki (Meshginshahr)
- Transliterated Hezb-e Kargozaran-e Sazandegi-e Iran. The party's name has been alternately translated "Servants of Construction Party".
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