The politics of Iran take place in a framework of a theocracy in a format of syncretic politics that is guided by Islamic ideology. There are interesting facts to keep in mind while understanding the ruling system of Iran.
The chronology goes as-
- Supreme Leader
- The Guardian Council
- The Elected President
- The Parliament
Following are the top 10 famous political leaders in Iran.
Abolhassan Banisadr : – Abolhassan was the first President of Iran. One of the most famous political leaders in Iran, Abolhassan abolished the monarchy and was the head of the state after ‘Iran Revolution’. Banisadr is the oldest living Iranian President.
Mohammad-Ali Rajai : – Mohammad-Ali Rajai is the second President of Iran who had also served as the Prime Minister of Iran. He was also the Cabinet minister of foreign affairs and belonged to the Islamic Republican Party.
Ali Khamenei : – Sayyid Ali Hosseini Khamenei is a marja and also the second and current supreme Leader of Iran. He was also the President of Iran from 1981 to 1989. One of the most powerful political leaders in Iran, Khamenei is also the second-longest serving head of the state.
Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani : – Akbar was the fourth President of Iran, and was the founding fathers of the Islamic Republic. One of the top 10 political leaders of Iran, Akbar held the President’s post twice. He belonged to Combatant Clergy Association.
Mohammad Khatami : – Mohammad Khatami was the 5th President of Iran, also an Iranian scholar, Shia theologian and reformist politician. The most popular politician in Iran, Khatami also served as the Minister of Culture.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad : – Mahmoud is the sixth President of Iran, and was a crucial political leader of the Alliance of Builders of Islamic Iran which is a coalition of conservative political groups in the nation.
Hassan Rouhani : – An Iranian politician, Rouhani is serving as the seventh and the current political leaders in Iran.He is termed to be the most influential political leaders of Iran, who is the third Iranian President to win a presidential victory as an incumbent with an increased electoral mandate.
MarziehAfkham : – Marzieh is an Iranian woman politician who is currently serving as the ambassador to Malaysia. One of the most popular woman politicians in Iran, Marzieh was the first female spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Farah Karimi : – Farah is an Iranian-Dutch politician, who was also the member of the House of Representatives between 1998 and 2006 she belonged to the Green Left.
Fatemeh Haghighatjoo : – Fatemeh is an Iranian politician who was also the scholar and a reformist. She was one of the most famous political leaders in Iran. Fatemeh belonged to the Islamic Iran Participation Front.