List of candidates in the 2013 Iranian presidential election

This is a list of candidates in 2013 Iranian presidential election which was held on 14 June 2013. This list includes candidates who announced, withdrew, declined or were disqualified their nomination for the election.

ListEdit

The candidates are listed in below in four groups (conservatives, reformists and independents). More than 40 people registered for the election.

Coalition Party Picture Name Last political post Level
Announced Registered* Withdraw Qualified Votes
Principlists
Progression Alliance
(2+1)
 
Mohammad-Bagher Ghalibaf
(born 1961)
Mayor of Tehran
(since 2005)
Yes Yes No Yes 6,077,292
 
Ali Akbar Velayati
(born 1945)
Minister of Foreign Affairs
(1981–1997)
Yes Yes No Yes 2,268,753
 
Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel
(born 1945)
Chairman of the Parliament
(2004–2008)
Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A
Abadgaran
(Cabinet Alliance)
 
Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei
(born 1960)
Chief of Staff of the President
(since 2009)
Yes Yes N/A No N/A
 
Sadeq Vaeez Zadeh
(born 1964)
Head of National Elites Foundation
(2005–2009)
Yes Yes Yes N/A N/A
 
Mohammad Reza Rahimi
(born 1949)
First Vice President
(since 2009)
Yes Yes Yes N/A N/A
 
Ali Akbar Javanfekr
(born 1959)
Managing-Director of IRNA
(since 2010)
Yes Yes Yes N/A N/A
 
Sadeq Khalilian
(born 1959)
Minister of Agricultural
(since 2009)
Yes Yes Yes N/A N/A
 
Ali Nikzad
(born 1954)
Minister of Housing
(since 2011)
Yes No N/A N/A N/A
 
Mehdi Chamran
(born 1941)
Chairman of City Council of Tehran
(since 2003)
Yes No N/A N/A N/A
 
Nasrin Soltankhah
(born 1963)
Head of National Elites Foundation
(since 2009)
No No N/A N/A N/A
 
Gholam-Hossein Elham
(born 1959)
Minister of Justice
(2006–2009)
No No N/A N/A N/A
 
Hamid Baqai
(born 1969)
Head of Presidential Center
(since 2011)
No No N/A N/A N/A
Front of Islamic Revolution Stability
(Paydari)
 
Saeed Jalili
(born 1965)
Secretary of Supreme National Security Council
(since 2007)
Yes Yes No Yes 4,168,946
 
Kamran Bagheri Lankarani
(born 1965)
Minister of Health
(2005–2009)
Yes Yes Yes N/A N/A
 
Parviz Fattah
(born 1961)
Minister of Energy
(2005–2009)
Yes No N/A N/A N/A
Conservatives Majority Alliance
(Aksariat)
 
Manouchehr Mottaki**
(born 1953)
Minister of Foreign Affairs
(2005–2010)
Yes Yes N/A No N/A
 
Hassan Aboutorabi Fard
(born 1953)
Deputy Speaker of the Parliament
(2010–2011)
Yes Yes Yes N/A N/A
 
Mohammad Reza Bahonar
(born 1951)
Deputy Speaker of the Parliament
(since 2004)
Yes No N/A N/A N/A
 
Yahya Ale Eshaq
(born 1949)
Minister of Commerce
(1993–1997)
Yes No N/A N/A N/A
 
Mostafa Pourmohammadi
(born 1959)
Minister of Interior
(2005–2008)
Yes No N/A N/A N/A
United Front of Conservatives
(Motahedan)
 
Alireza Zakani
(born 1965)
Member of the Parliament
(since 2004)
Yes Yes N/A No N/A
 
Ali Larijani
(born 1958)
Chairman of the Parliament
(since 2008)
No No N/A N/A N/A
Resistance Front of Islamic Iran
 
Mohsen Rezaee
(born 1954)
Secretary of the Expediency Discernment Council
(since 1997)
Yes Yes No Yes 3,884,412
Haghani Circle
(Motahedan)
 
Ali Fallahian
(born 1945)
Minister of Intelligence
(1989–1997)
Yes Yes N/A No N/A
 
Abulhassan Navab
(born 1958)
No political post
Yes Yes N/A No N/A
N/A
 
Ruhollah Ahmadzadeh
(born 1956)
Head of Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization
(2011–2012)
Yes Yes N/A No N/A
N/A
 
Parviz Kazemi
(born 1958)
Minister of Welfare
(2005–2006)
Yes Yes N/A No N/A
N/A
 
Alireza Ali Ahmadi
(born 1959)
Minister of Education
(2006–2009)
Yes Yes Yes N/A N/A
Reformists
Moderation and Development Party
 
Hassan Rouhani
(born 1948)
Secretary of Supreme National Security Council
(1989–2005)
Yes Yes No Yes 18,613,329
Green Movement
(Green Path of Hope)
 
Zahra Rahnavard
(born 1934)
No political post
No No N/A N/A N/A
Democracy Party
 
Mostafa Kavakebian
(born 1963)
Member of the Parliament
(2004–2012)
Yes Yes N/A No N/A
Islamic Iran Participation Front
(Jebhe Mosharekat)
 
Mohammad Reza Aref
(born 1951)
First Vice President
(2001–2005)
Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A
 
Mohsen Mehralizadeh
(born 1956)
Head of National Sports Organization
(2000–2005)
Yes No N/A N/A N/A
 
Masoumeh Ebtekar
(born 1960)
Head of Department of Environment
(1997–2005)
No No N/A N/A N/A
Executives of Construction Party
(Sazandegi)
 
Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
(born 1934)
President
(1981–1997)
Yes Yes N/A No N/A
 
Mohammad Shariatmadari
(born 1960)
Minister of Commerce
(1997–2005)
Yes Yes Yes N/A N/A
 
Eshaq Jahangiri
(born 1957)
Minister of Industries
(1997–2005)
Yes Yes Yes N/A N/A
 
Mohammad-Ali Najafi
(born 1952)
Minister of Education
(1989–1997)
No No N/A N/A N/A
National Trust Party
 
Elias Hazrati
(born 1961)
Member of the Parliament
(1988–2004)
Yes Yes N/A No N/A
House of Labours
 
Hossein Kamali
(born 1953)
Minister of Labour
(1989–2001)
Yes No N/A N/A N/A
N/A
 
Ebrahim Asgharzadeh
(born 1955)
Chairman of City Council of Tehran
(1999–2003)
Yes Yes N/A No N/A
N/A
 
Akbar A'lami
(born 1954)
Member of the Parliament
(2000–2008)
Yes Yes N/A No N/A
N/A
 
Ghasem Sholeh-Saadi
(born 1962)
Member of the Parliament
(1996–2008)
Yes Yes N/A No N/A
N/A
 
Javad Etaat
(born 1963)
Member of the Parliament
(2000–2004)
Yes Yes Yes N/A N/A
N/A
 
Masoud Pezeshkian
(born 1954)
Minister of Health
(2001–2005)
Yes Yes Yes N/A N/A
Independents
 
Mohammad Gharazi
(born 1941)
Minister of Post
(1985–1997)
Yes Yes No Yes 446,015
 
Mohammad Saeedikia
(born 1946)
Minister of Housing
(2005–2009)
Yes Yes N/A No N/A
 
Hassan Sobhani
(born 1953)
Member of the Parliament
(1996–2008)
Yes Yes N/A No N/A
 
Mohammed Bagher Kharrazi
(born 1959)
No political post
Yes Yes N/A No N/A
 
Ahmad Kashani
(born 1947)
Member of the Parliament
(1980–1988)
Yes Yes N/A No N/A
 
Davoud Ahmadinejad
(born 1950)
Chief of Staff of the Presidential House
(2005–2008)
Yes Yes Yes N/A N/A
 
Tahmasb Mazaheri
(born 1953)
Governor of Central Bank
(2007–2008)
Yes Yes N/A No N/A
 
Ramin Mehmanparast
(born 1956)
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
(2010–2013)
Yes Yes Yes N/A N/A
 
Hooshang Amirahmadi
(born 1947)
No political post
Yes Yes N/A No N/A
  • * Registrations took place from 7 to 11 May 2013.
  • **Mottaki left the party on 10 May 2013.[1]

AlliancesEdit

PrinciplistsEdit

Cabinet AllianceEdit

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad stated he will not endorse anyone or interfere in the election to choose his successor,[2] however he announced he will support Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei if he will be confirmed, two other cabinet members, Mohammad-Reza Rahimi and Sadeq Khalilian are also registered without the support of Ahmadinejad:

Progression AllianceEdit

The following three candidates also known as 2+1 formed a coalition between themselves that one of the three will register for the election and the remaining two will support him, however all of those registered and the main candidate will be announced in a later which it is possible that all will be enter to the elections. This coalition consist of:[3]

Front of Islamic Revolution StabilityEdit

This political group was founded by former Ahmadinejad ministers and supporters who believe in his election message but they are not supporting his actions anymore. For the following election, their main candidates are among Kamran Bagheri Lankarani, Saeed Jalili and Parviz Fattah.[4][5] Kamran Bagheri Lankarani was elected as their candidate on 20 April 2013.

Conservatives Majority AllianceEdit

The following announced candidates will also chose one with most popularity to officially register for the election. On May 9 after selection of Aboutorabi Fard was announced, Mottaki declared he will not accept this selection and will run separately:[6]

United Front of ConservativesEdit

The main candidate was elected by a majority vote of the congress on 10 May 2013:

Combatant Clergy AssociationEdit

Despite being associated with the CCA, Hassan Rouhani was not supported by the party as he progressed in the election. The party eventually had no candidate that they directly supported.

ReformistsEdit

Moderation and Development PartyEdit

Hassan Rouhani announced his registration after his mentor Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani was disqualified. Rouhani had gained heavy reformist support throughout his election campaign, with himself being a centrist moderate with ties to the conservative faction.

Democracy PartyEdit

On 15 January 2013, Democracy party elected their party leader, Mostafa Kavakebian as their sole candidate for the upcoming election. Kavakebian also said that he will withdraw if Mohammad Khatami announced his candidacy.[citation needed]

House of LaboursEdit

The party elected Hossein Kamali as their candidate on 22 November 2012 but Kamali withdrew on 11 May 2013. The supporting candidate will be elected on 25 May 2013.[citation needed]

Executives of Construction PartyEdit

After Mohammad-Ali Najafi announced he will not register for the election, the party announced their support for Hassan Rouhani after their candidate Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani was disqualified:

Association of Combatant ClericsEdit

Mohammad Khatami was considered to be a very popular frontrunner with a lot of support in the election, but he was eventually disqualified, the party then announced their support for Hassan Rouhani:

Islamic Iran Participation FrontEdit

Mohammad-Reza Aref eventually became the sole reformist in the final confirmed group of candidates in the election. He withdrew on the advice of Mohammad Khatami so the vote would not be split between Aref and Hassan Rouhani, Aref upon withdrawing immediately announced his support for Rouhani.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mottaki left CMA
  2. ^ "احمدی نژاد در پاسخ به سوال خبرنگار فارس/ 2 دولت در انتخابات دخالت نخواهد کرد/ به دنبال حضور ۴۷ میلیونی هستیم". Farsnews.com. Retrieved 2013-05-13.
  3. ^ "خبرآنلاین - حدادعادل: بین من و ولایتی و قالیباف، یک نفرمان نامزد می شویم/ اصلاح طلبان برای انتخابات تجدید نفس کرده اند". Khabar online. Retrieved 18 April 2013.
  4. ^ "لنکرانی:چمران گزینه جبهه پایداری نیست/ مذاکره انتخاباتی با سعید جلیلی". Asri Iran. Retrieved 18 April 2013.
  5. ^ "نبویان: احمدی‌نژاد قسم خورد دنبال کسی نیست". Tabnak. Retrieved 18 April 2013.
  6. ^ "ایسنا - کاندیدای نهایی ائتلاف اکثریت اصولگرایان نیمه دوم اردیبهشت اعلام می‌شود". ISNA. 28 March 2013. Retrieved 18 April 2013.

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