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Front of Islamic Revolution Stability

Front of Islamic Revolution Stability (Persian: جبههٔ پایداری انقلاب اسلامی‎, romanizedJebha-ye pāydārī-e enqelāb-e eslāmī, also translated Persevering Front,[6] Endurance Front[7] and Steadfast Front)[8] is an Iranian principlist political group described as "extreme end of the fundamentalist camp" and "Iran’s most right-wing party".[9] It was established as an electoral list for the 2012 legislative election. The Front is partly made up of former ministers of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Mohammad Taghi Mesbah Yazdi is said to be the "spiritual leader" behind the group.[10]

Front of Islamic Revolution Stability
Secretary-GeneralMorteza Agha-Tehrani
SpokespersonMajid Mottaghifar
Spiritual leaderMohammad Taghi Mesbah Yazdi
Deputy Secretary GeneralSadeq Mahsouli
Women's wing chairwomanFatemeh Alia[1]
Student wing chairmanJalal Abbasian[1]
Founded28 July 2011; 7 years ago (2011-07-28)[2]
Legalized23 September 2014; 4 years ago (2014-09-23)
Preceded byCoalition of the Pleasant Scent of Servitude[3]
NewspaperUnofficial:
IdeologyAbsolute Guardianship of the Jurist
Conservatism
Fundamentalism
Right-wing populism[4]
Political positionFar-right[5]
National affiliationPrinciplists Coalition
SloganRationality, Spirituality, Justice[1]
Parliament
24 / 290
Website
http://www.jebhepaydari.ir

In 2013, the Front supported Saeed Jalili for president after Kamran Bagheri Lankarani's withdrawal,[11] and released electoral list for local elections in several cities, with a landslide victory in Mashhad City Council.[12]

The front declares that it stands against both “sedition” (2009 Iranian presidential election protests) and the “deviant current”. Rajanews website is its online mouthpiece.[1]

Contents

Election resultsEdit

PresidentEdit

Election Candidate Votes % Rank
2013 Saeed Jalili 4,168,946 11.36% 3rd
2017 Ebrahim Raisi 15,786,449 38.30% 2nd

ParliamentEdit

Election Seats +/− Ref
2012
85 / 290 (29%)
  [a][13]
2016
24 / 290 (8%)
  58 [14]

City CouncilsEdit

Council 2013 2017
Seats Ref Seats
Tehran
8 / 31 (26%)
[12]
0 / 21 (0%)
Mashhad
15 / 25 (60%)
[12]
0 / 15 (0%)
Qom
19 / 21 (90%)
[b]
Tabriz
3 / 21 (14%)
[c]
0 / 13 (0%)
Isfahan
4 / 21 (19%)
[16]
0 / 13 (0%)

MembersEdit

Current officeholdersEdit

Parliament members

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ Some of MPs are shared with other conservative groups, such as United Front of Conservatives.
  2. ^ 19 members were in a coalition list consisted of conservative groups called "Conservative Grand Coalition", including Front of Islamic Revolution Stability.[12]
  3. ^ Front of Islamic Revolution Stability released a 21-man list for Tabriz,[15] 3 were elected.[12]
  1. ^ a b c d "Iran: A Political Threat to Rouhani? Introducing the Endurance Front". EA WorldView. 14 March 2014. Retrieved 1 March 2017.
  2. ^ "جبهه پایداری انقلاب اسلامی چیست و چگونه شکل گرفت؟". Khabar Online. 12 April 2012. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  3. ^ Farshid Ghazanfarpoor (8 March 2015). "Principlists seeking a good deal for the elections". Shahrvand (in Persian) (519). p. 2.
  4. ^ Naghmeh Sohrabi (July 2012), "Reading the Tea Leaves: Iranian Domestic Politics and the Presidential Election of 2013" (PDF), Middle East Brief, Brandeis University (65)
  5. ^ Saeed Barzin (27 February 2012). "Guide: Iranian parliamentary elections". BBC World. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  6. ^ Moore, Eric D. (2014). Russia–Iran Relations Since the End of the Cold War. Routledge. p. 117. ISBN 978-1-317-80825-1.
  7. ^ "Hard-line Endurance Front says Rouhani's time is up". Al Monitor. 12 April 2012. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  8. ^ Katouzian, Homa (2013). Iran: Politics, History and Literature. Routledge. pp. xvii–xviii. ISBN 978-0-415-63689-6.
  9. ^ "Iran's election: Even hardliners want reform: A backlash is taking place against conservatism". The Economist. 27 Feb 2016. Retrieved 15 March 2016.
  10. ^ Bozorgmehr, Najmeh (February 23, 2012). "Hardline group emerges as Iran poll threat". Financial Times. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  11. ^ "Lankarani drops bid for Iran presidency". Press TV. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  12. ^ a b c d e "سهم گروه‌های سیاسی از چهارمین انتخابات شورای شهر در تهران و ۸ شهر بزرگ". Khabar Online. July 2013. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  13. ^ "+جدول گرايشات سياسي منتخبان مرحله اول و دوم مجلس نهم؛ ۲۰۰ نماينده مجلس‌هشتم از نمايندگي بازماندند/ ۱۶ از ۳۰؛ رأی معنادار به پایداری در تهران/ ۸۵نامزد پایداری بهارستانی‌شدند". Raja News. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  14. ^ "کمرنگ شدن دلواپسان "جبهه پایداری" در مجلس دهم", Manoto, 8 May 2016, retrieved 30 June 2016
  15. ^ "کاندیداهای "جبهه پایداری تبریز‌" معرفی شدند". Fars News Agency. June 2013. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  16. ^ "در شورای شهر اصفهان چه می گذرد؟!". Farheekhtegan News Agency. Retrieved March 10, 2015.