Mohammad Gharazi (Persian: محمد غرضی, also spelled Mohammad Qarazi) is an Iranian politician who served as minister of petroleum from 1981 to 1985 and minister of post from 1985 to 1997. He was also a member of the Iranian Parliament from 1980 to 1984 and also governor of Khuzestan Province. He was an independent candidate in the 2013 presidential election.
Gharazi voting in Hosseiniyeh Ershad, 2017
|Member of the City Council of Tehran|
29 April 1999 – 3 January 2000
|Minister of Post, Telegraph and Telephone|
31 October 1985 – 15 August 1997
Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
|Prime Minister||Mir-Hossein Mousavi|
|Preceded by||Morteza Nabavi|
|Succeeded by||Mohammad Reza Aref|
|Minister of Petroleum|
15 August 1981 – 31 October 1985
Acting: 5 November 1980 – 31 October 1985
|Prime Minister||Mohammad-Javad Bahonar|
Mohammad-Reza Mahdavi Kani
|Preceded by||Mohammad Javad Tondguyan|
|Succeeded by||Gholam Reza Aghazadeh|
|Member of the Parliament of Iran|
12 August 1981 – 15 August 1981
|Preceded by||Ahmad Salamatian|
|Governor of Khuzestan Province|
2 January 1980 – July 1981
|Preceded by||Ahmad Madani|
|Succeeded by||Mohammad-Hassan Tavallayi|
|Born||12 February 1942|
|Alma mater||University of Tehran|
Early life and educationEdit
He was born on 12 February 1942 in Shahreza, Isfahan province. He studied electronics the University of Tehran. He later moved to France but was back to his home country and was arrested by SAVAK in 1972.
Gharazi began his political career in 1974 and was exiled to Iraq by Shah's government. In 1976, he joined the Mojahedin-e-Khalq Organization (MKO). He accompanied Ruhollah Khomeini on his trip from Paris to Tehran. Following the establishment of the Islamic Republic, Gharazi was appointed governor of Kurdistan Province and later Khuzestan Province. He was elected as member of the Iranian Parliament in 1980 election. He later was appointed minister of petroleum by the then Prime Minister Mir-Hossein Mousavi. He held this post until 1985, when he became minister of post (currently Communication). He resigned from office in 1997 after election of Mohammad Khatami. He was also a member of City Council of Tehran from 1999 to 2000.
2013 presidential campaignEdit
Gharazi run for President of Iran as an independent in the 2013 election, having announced his candidacy on 8 May 2013. His candidacy was approved by Guardian Council. He was the only independent candidate approved to run in the presidential election. However, he was regarded as one of the dark horses in the election. He won the sixth place in the election, receiving only 446,015 votes.
|1999||City Council of Tehran||192,211||12.98||15th||Won|
|2016||Assembly of Experts||–||Disqualified|
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Mohammad Gharazi.|
- Ervand Abrahamian (1989), Radical Islam: the Iranian Mojahedin, Society and culture in the modern Middle East, 3, I.B.Tauris, p. 131, ISBN 9781850430773
- همسران نامزدها به چه کاری مشغولند؟ Iran Elect
- "تمام اطلاعات خانوادگی کاندیداهای ریاست جمهوری یازدهم". Isna. 13 January 2014.
- "Candidate Profile: Mohammad Qarazi". Asharq Alawsat. 13 June 2013. Retrieved 16 August 2013.
- "Mohammad Gharazi profile". PressTV. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
- "Members of the Parliament (1980–1984)". Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 7 March 2008.
- Ministers Archived 14 April 2013 at the Wayback Machine
- Mohammad Gharazi registered
- Candidates profile Al Jazeera, 21 May 2013
Mohammad Javad Tondguyan
| Minister of Petroleum
| Minister of Post