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Union of Islamic Iran People Party

Union of Islamic Iran People Party[a] (Persian: حزب اتحاد ملت ایران اسلامی‎) is an Iranian reformist political party founded in 2015.[4]

Union of Islamic Iran People Party
General SecretaryAli Shakouri-Rad[1]
SpokespersonHossein Nooraninejad
Founded20 August 2015; 3 years ago (2015-08-20)
1st Congress[1]
Legalised20 April 2015; 4 years ago (2015-04-20)[2]
by Ministry of Interior
HeadquartersTehran, Iran
IdeologyReformism[3]
Islamic democracy[3]
ReligionIslam
National affiliationIranian reform movement
International affiliationNone
Colors     Sky Blue
Spiritual predecessorIslamic Iran Participation Front
Parliament
1 / 290
Tehran City Council
6 / 21
Mashhad City Council
1 / 15

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EstablishmentEdit

In January 2015, it was confirmed by the Ministry of Interior that it has received a request for a permit to establish a new political party. The reformists carried out some six similar initiatives for party formation in the past six months.[6] It was officially given permission on April 20, 2015.[2]

MembersEdit

Most members of the party are former members of Islamic Iran Participation Front, banned in 2009.[1] The party was accused of being a "front" for the banned Islamic Iran Participation Front,[2][5] which was tacticly denied by the party.[7]

Central council of the party consists of 30 members, including Gholamreza Ansari, Hamidreza Jalaeipour, Fatemeh Rakeei and Jalal Jalalizadeh. Emadaddin Khatami, son of Mohammad Khatami is also a member.[8]

Current officeholdersEdit

Parliament
City Council of Tehran

ElectionsEdit

The party which intended to take part in the 2016 Iranian legislative election,[1] was part of List of Hope.

Notes & ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Transliterated Hezb-e Ettehad-e Mellat-e Iran-e Eslami. The official name in English is "Union of Islamic Iran People Party",[1] however it is alternatively called "Iranian National Unity Party",[4] "National Alliance Party",[3] "Union of the Islamic Nation of Iran Party"[5] and "Islamic Iran's People's Alliance"[6] by media.
  1. ^ a b c d e "New reformist party meets". Islamic Republic News Agency. 21 August 2015. Retrieved 21 August 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "نارضایتی محافظه کاران در ایران از تشکیل یک 'حزب اصلاح طلب' جدید - BBC Persian" (in Persian). BBC Persian. Retrieved 21 August 2015.
  3. ^ a b c "How Iran's beleaguered reformist party has been reincarnated once again". Tehran Bureau. 7 October 2015. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Iran's reformists cautiously optimistic about new parties". Financial Times. 25 May 2015. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  5. ^ a b "New Iranian reformist party elects leader". Radio Zamaneh. 21 August 2015. Retrieved 21 August 2015.
  6. ^ a b Philip Ingram (6 January 2015). "Regional Intelligence to 06 January 2015". securitymiddleeast.com. Retrieved 6 January 2015.
  7. ^ "شکوری راد: اتحاد ملت، نام مستعار هیچ حزبی نیست/براندازان در اصلاح طلبی نمی گنجند" (in Persian). Khabar Online. 21 August 2015. Retrieved 21 August 2015.
  8. ^ "اعضای شورای مرکزی حزب اتحاد ملت مشخص شدند" (in Persian). Iranian Labour News Agency. 21 August 2015. Retrieved 21 August 2015.