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اسحاق جهانگیری Eshaq Jahangiri
First Vice President of Iran
|Assumed office 4 August 2013 |
|Hassan Rouhani |
|Mohammad-Reza Rahimi |
Minister of Industries
|In office 21 August 1997 – 25 August 2005 |
|Mohammad Khatami |
|Gholamreza Shafaei |
|Ali Akbar Mehrabian |
Governor of Isfahan
|In office 1 September 1992 – 20 August 1997 |
|Gholamhossein Karbaschi |
|Morteza Bakhtiari |
Member of the Parliament of Iran
|In office 28 May 1984 – 25 May 1992 |
|(1957-01-10) 10 January 1957 (age 57) Sirjan, Iran |
|Executives of Construction Party |
|Manijeh Jahangiri (m. 1979) |
|Sa''dabad Palace (Official) Tehranpars (Private) |
|University of Kerman University of Science and Technology |
|Shia Islam |
|Official website |
Eshaq Jahangiri Kouhshahi (Persian: اسحاق جهانگیری کوهشاهی, born 10 January 1957) is an Iranian politician and human rights activist and first vice president of Hassan Rouhani''s government. Jahangiri was the minister of industries and mines from 1997 to 2005 under President Mohammad Khatami. Before that, he was governor of Isfahan Province. He was also a member of Parliament for two terms.
Early life and education
Jahangiri was born on 10 January 1957 in baft, kerman Province. He graduated from University of Kerman with a degree in physics. He was active in revolutionary groups prior to the Iranian Revolution and once was wounded by the forces of the Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. He later received his second Ph.D from Iran University of Science and Technology in industrial engineering.
Jahangiri began his political career following the Iranian revolution. He became deputy head of the agriculture department in Kerman in July 1980. Then, he was appointed its head in 1982. He was elected to the Iranian Parliament in 1984 election. He was also reelected in next election. He was appointed governor of Isfahan on 1 September 1992 by Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani to replace with Gholamhossein Karbaschi. He held the position until 20 August 1997 when he was nominated by Mohammad Khatami as the minister of mines and metals and was confirmed by the Parliament. His portfolio was later changed to the minister of industries and mines and he held that position until President Ahmadinejad''s cabinet took over in 2005.
In 2008, it was rumored that Jahangiri would run for a seat in the Parliament but he rejected all. He was also a potential reformist''s candidate in 2013 presidential election but he withdrew in favor of Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and then became Rafsanjani''s campaign manager. He was co-founder of Executives of Construction Party and served as its secretary general from 2006 to 2010. He was also a member of Mir-Hossein Mousavi''s presidential campaign in 2009 presidential election. On 23 July 2013, it was reported that Jahangiri is the next First Vice President and will be appointed by Rouhani after his inauguration. On 29 July, it was confirmed officially, pending his appointment for the post in the inauguration day. He was formally appointed on 4 August by Rouhani as his first vice president, replaced Mohammad-Reza Rahimi.
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