Organization of Iranian People's Fedaian (Majority)

The Organization of Iranian People's Fadaian (Majority) (Persian: سازمان فدائیان خلق ایران (اکثریت), romanizedSāzmān-e fedaiyān-e khalq-e Irān (aksariat); lit.'Organization of self-sacrificers of the people of Iran') is an Iranian left-wing opposition political party in exile. The OIPFM advocates for an Iranian secular republic and the overthrow the current Islamic Republic of Iran government.

Organization of Iranian People's Fadaian (Majority)
AbbreviationOIPFM
Chair of the Political and Executive CommitteeBehruz Khaligh
FoundedJune 1980; 42 years ago (1980-06)[1]
Split fromOrganization of Iranian People's Fedai Guerrillas
HeadquartersCologne, Germany[2]
IdeologySocial democracy
Historical:
Communism
Anti-imperialism
Political positionLeft-wing
National affiliationUnion of People's Fedaian of Iran
Website
fadai.org

An offshoot of the Organization of Iranian People's Fedai Guerrillas, it was considered the largest communist organization of Iran from 1980 to 1991.[3] The party currently holds Social democratic views.[4]

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  1. ^ Hiro, Dilip (2013). "Fedai Khalq". A Comprehensive Dictionary of the Middle East. Interlink Publishing. pp. 483–9. ISBN 9781623710330.
  2. ^ Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Iran: Information on the Organization of Iranian People's Fedaian (Majority) (OIPFM), its activities and treatment of its members and supporters by government authorities, 24 September 2003, IRN42015.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/403dd1fa8.html [accessed 10 May 2018]
  3. ^ Kazemzadeh, Masoud (2008). "Opposition groups". In Kamrava, Mehran; Dorraj, Manochehr (eds.). Iran Today: An Encyclopedia of Life in the Islamic Republic. Vol. 2. Greenwood Press. p. 366. ISBN 978-0-313-34161-8.
  4. ^ Vahabzadeh, Peyman (28 March 2016) [7 December 2015]. "FADĀʾIĀN-E ḴALQ". In Yarshater, Ehsan (ed.). Encyclopædia Iranica. Bibliotheca Persica Press. Retrieved 1 August 2016.

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