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Hossein Kamali (Persian: حسین کمالی‎; born 27 July 1953) is an Iranian politician and the current secretary-general of Islamic Labour Party. He was previously Minister of Labour and Social Affairs from 1989 until 2001.

Hossein Kamali
Hossein Kamali.jpg
Minister of Labour and Social Affairs
In office
23 August 1989 – 19 August 2001
PresidentAkbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
Mohammad Khatami
Preceded byAbolghasem Sarhadizadeh
Succeeded bySafdar Hosseini
Personal details
Born (1953-07-27) July 27, 1953 (age 65)
Dorud County, Lorestan Province, Iran
Political partyIslamic Labour Party
Other political
Worker House

Early lifeEdit

Kamali was born in Dorood in 1953.


Kamali was the minister of labour under President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a post he retained under the government of Mohammad Khatami.[1] In October 2012, he was nominated as potential candidate for the presidential elections in 2013 but withdrew on 11 May 2013.[2]


  1. ^ "Iran cabinet changes signal a shift in policy". The Independent. 13 August 1997. Retrieved 16 January 2011.
  2. ^ "Iranian Presidential Election: A Path to Reform". World Policy. 18 October 2012. Retrieved 10 February 2013.
Party political offices
Preceded by
Abolghassem Sarhaddizadeh
Secretary-General of Islamic Labour Party
Unknown Secretary-General of Worker House
Succeeded by
Alireza Mahjoub