Mohammad-Reza Bahonar

Mohammad-Reza Bahonar (Persian: محمدرضا باهنر‎, born 2 February 1952) is an Iranian principlist politician who was member of the Parliament of Iran for 28 years. He is also secretary general of Islamic Society of Engineers and the Front of Followers of the Line of the Imam and the Leader. He currently serves as a member of the Expediency Discernment Council.

Mohammad-Reza Bahonar
Mohammad Reza Bahonar in 2015 Islamic Society of Engineers Congress.jpg
First Deputy Speaker of the Parliament of Iran
In office
31 May 2011 – 28 May 2012
Preceded byHassan Aboutorabi Fard
Succeeded byHassan Aboutorabi Fard
In office
7 June 2004 – 31 May 2008
Preceded byMohammad-Reza Khatami
Succeeded byHassan Aboutorabi Fard
Member of the Parliament of Iran[1]
In office
28 May 2004 – 28 May 2016
ConstituencyTehran, Rey, Shemiranat and Eslamshahr (8th-9th term)
Ravar (7th term)
In office
28 May 1984 – 26 May 2000
ConstituencyTehran, Rey, Shemiranat and Eslamshahr (3rd-5th term)
Baft (2nd term)
Personal details
Born (1952-02-02) 2 February 1952 (age 69)
Kerman, Iran
Political partyIslamic Society of Engineers[2]
Other political
affiliations
Front of Followers of the Line of the Imam and the Leader
United Front of Principlists
Islamic Republican Party (1979–1987)[3]
Spouse(s)Gohar Abdolrashidi (–2006, her death)[4]
Alma materAllameh Tabatabaei University
University of Science and Technology

Early yearsEdit

Bahonar was born on 2 February 1952 in Kerman. He is the brother of former Prime Minister Mohammad-Javad Bahonar who was assassinated in 1981.[5]

CareerEdit

Bahonar cofounded the Islamic Society of Engineers in 1991.[5] He has been elected as a representative from Kerman and Tehran for six terms.[5] He also served at the Expediency Council for three terms.[5] He is considered a key member of the conservative alliance, and was considered a possible candidate for the post of the speaker or the leader of the conservative faction in the parliament. He later refused to run for the post of speaker possibly because of a deal made inside the conservative alliance, so he decided to run for the post of deputy speaker. He became the first deputy speaker on 6 June 2004 with 188 votes out of 259. The other running candidate for the post of deputy speaker was Mohammad-Hassan Aboutorabi Fard, a representative from Qazvin who became the second deputy speaker with 173 votes.[citation needed]

Following Hassan Rouhani's election as President, Bahonar was appointed by Chairman Ali Larijani as the parliament's liaison to the newly elected executive branch in transition mandate.[6] On 25 December 2015, he announced he will retiring from his seat in Iranian Parliament after declined to run in 2016 election.

Attacking Iranian University studentsEdit

In a speech at Shiraz University, Bahonar harshly attacked students of Amirkabir University who criticized Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in December 2006. His lecture generated anger among the students. He also called for punishing the students, while accusing them of being sex and alcohol addicts.[7]

Electoral historyEdit

Year Election Votes % Rank Notes
1984[a] Parliament 21,990 53.8 1st Won[8]
1988[b] Parliament Round 1 No Data Available Went to Round 2
Parliament Round 2 314,935 35.9 Won[9]
1992[b] Parliament Round 1 No Data Available Went to Round 2
Parliament Round 2   506,998   49.4 Won[10]
1996[b] Parliament Round 1 No Data Available Went to Round 2
Parliament Round 2   569,639   38.8 Won[11]
2000[b] Parliament   451,343   15.39 41st Lost[12]
2004[c] Parliament 109,038 52.32 1st Won[13]
2008[b] Parliament   549,280   31.55 6th Won[14]
2012[b] Parliament Round 1   336,391   15.86 20th Went to Round 2[15]
Parliament Round 2   368,096   32.67 7th Won[16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Parliament members". Iranian Parliament. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
  2. ^ "List of Legally Registerred Parties in Iran". Khorasan Newspaper. Pars Times. 30 July 2000. p. 4. Retrieved 21 August 2015.
  3. ^ "نگاهی به سوابق اجرایی نامزد های ریاست جمهوری/ از فرماندهی سپاه تا سابقه کمتر از یکسال نمایندگی", Entekhab (in Persian), 4 April 2013, retrieved 3 November 2016
  4. ^ همسر «محمدرضا باهنر» درگذشت
  5. ^ a b c d "Iran's Political Elite". United States Institute of Peace. Retrieved 28 July 2013.
  6. ^ "Iran News Round Up". American Enterprise Institute. 20 June 2013. Archived from the original on 25 June 2013. Retrieved 25 June 2013. Rouhani appointed Economic Research Department Deputy at the Expediency Council’s Center for Strategic Research Mohammad Bagher Nobakht to represent the executive and Speaker of Parliament Ali Larijani appointed his deputy Mohammad Reza Bahonar to represent the legislative branch in an effort to "establish communication and moderation" between the two institutions.
  7. ^ باهنر: هر کس خربزه می خورد، پای لرزش هم بنشیند (ROOZ) Archived 11 October 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ "Getting to Know the Representatives in the Majles" (PDF), Iranian Parliament, The Iran Social Science Data Portal, p. 165, archived from the original (PDF) on 30 September 2015, retrieved 11 April 2016
  9. ^ "Getting to Know the Representatives in the Majles" (PDF), Iranian Parliament, The Iran Social Science Data Portal, p. 275, archived from the original (PDF) on 18 February 2017, retrieved 11 April 2016
  10. ^ "Getting to Know the Representatives in the Majles" (PDF), Iranian Parliament, The Iran Social Science Data Portal, p. 503, archived from the original (PDF) on 30 November 2016, retrieved 11 April 2016
  11. ^ "Getting to Know the Representatives in the Majles" (PDF), Iranian Parliament, The Iran Social Science Data Portal, p. 387
  12. ^ آگهی نتیجه انتخابات ششمین دوره مجلس شورای اسلامی در حوزه انتخابیه تهران، ری، شمیرانات و اسلامشهر (in Persian), archived from the original on 9 June 2011
  13. ^ "Getting to Know the Representatives in the Majles" (PDF), Iranian Parliament, The Iran Social Science Data Portal, p. 30, archived from the original (PDF) on 30 September 2015, retrieved 11 April 2016
  14. ^ "نتيجه قطعي انتخابات تهران اعلام شد", Fars News Agency (in Persian), 17 March 2008, retrieved 10 February 2016
  15. ^ "۵۲۷ کاندیدای تهران در انتخابات ۱۲ اسفند چقدر رای آوردند؟", Khabaronline (in Persian), 18 March 2012, retrieved 10 February 2016
  16. ^ نتایج نهایی و رسمی مرحله دوم انتخابات تهران + گرایش سیاسی. Asr Iran (in Persian). 16 May 2012. 212705. Retrieved 8 June 2015.
Assembly seats
Preceded by
1st Vice Speaker of Parliament of Iran
2004–2008
2011–2012
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Preceded by
2nd Vice Speaker of Parliament of Iran
2008–2010
2012–2016
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Parliamentary leader of the Conservatives
2004–2008
Succeeded by
Party political offices
Preceded by
Secretary-General of the Islamic Society of Engineers
2000–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Secretary-General of the Front of Followers of
the Line of the Imam and the Leader

2013–present
New title Campaign manager of Ali Larijani
2005
Vacant