Habibolah Bitaraf (Persian: حبیبالله بیطرف) is an Iranian reformist politician. He was Energy Minister for 8 years during Mohammad Khatami presidency. He also served as provincial governor of Yazd.
|Minister of Energy|
14 August 1997 – 17 August 2005
|Preceded by||Bijan Namdar Zangeneh|
|Succeeded by||Parviz Fattah|
|Governor of Yazd Province|
|Prime Minister||Mir-Hossein Mousavi|
|Preceded by||Morteza Fattah|
|Succeeded by||Abdulali Hamidia|
|Born||1956 (age 63–64)|
|Political party||Islamic Iran Participation Front|
|Alma mater||University of Tehran|
He was nominated as the energy minister by President Hassan Rouhani on 8 August 2017 but he was the only nominee who did not gain a vote of confidence from the parliament on 20 August 2017, with 133 yeas, 132 nays, 17 abstentions and 6 invalid votes.
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