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Mohsen Mehralizadeh (Persian: محسن مهرعلیزاده‎; born September 30, 1956) is an Iranian reformist politician and former Governor of Isfahan Province. He was a Vice President of Iran and the head of the National Sports Organization of Iran under President Khatami. He is an ethnic Azerbaijani.

Mohsen Mehralizadeh
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Governor of Isfahan Province
In office
29 October 2017 – 17 November 2018
PresidentHassan Rouhani
Preceded byRasoul Zargarpour
Succeeded byAbbas Rezaie
Vice President of Iran
Head of Physical Education Organization
In office
10 November 2001 – 26 September 2005
PresidentMohammad Khatami
Preceded byMostafa Hashemitaba
Succeeded byMohammad Aliabadi
Governor of Khorasan Province
In office
1997–2001
PresidentMohammad Khatami
Preceded byAbdollah Kupaei
Succeeded byHassan Rasouli
Personal details
Born (1956-09-30) September 30, 1956 (age 62)
Maragheh, East Azerbaijan, Iran

Mehralizadeh was the governor of the Khorasan in Khatami's first term of presidency.

Presidential candidatureEdit

During the campaign for 2005 presidential election, Mehralizadeh announced his ambition for presidency on December 29 and said he was the candidate for the younger generation. He received some support from Majlis representatives of Guilan, Azerbaijan and Khorasan. On May 22, 2005, the Guardian Council rejected Mehralizadeh and Mostafa Moeen's candidacy, but the next day they approved both reformist candidates after the controversial letter of Ayatollah Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of Iran, who specifically asked for their approval.[1]

Mehralizadeh ranked last in the seven candidates running on June 17, 2005, securing about 1,300,000 votes (4.40%), a record number and percentage for a last finishing presidential candidate in Iran. He ranked first in the all of the three provinces of the Iranian Azerbaijan.

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