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Incumbent Eshaq Jahangiri since 4 August 2013
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Hassan Habibi September 1, 1989
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The Vice President of Iran (Persian: معاون ریاست جمهوری اسلامی ایران‎) is defined by article 124 of the Iranian constitution, as anyone appointed by the President to lead an organization related to Presidential affairs. As of July 2009, there are 12 Vice Presidents in Iran. The First Vice President is the most important as he or she leads cabinet meetings in the absence of the president.

While the Constitution of Iran allows for vice presidents, their existence is not obligatory. The President may or may not choose vice presidents. The president may even not have a First Vice President.


First Vice President

The role of First Vice President was created in the revision of the Constitution of Iran in 1989. It took over some of the responsibilities of Prime Minister. According to Article 124, First Vice President will be chairing the board of ministers and coordinate the other vice presidencies, if let by the President. According to Article 131, First Vice President takes over as acting President in cases where the President in incapacitated, but only if permitted by the Supreme Leader. According to the same Article, First Vice President (or anyone serving as acting President) must make sure that a new president is elected in fifty days.

According to Article 132, during the time an Acting President is serving (usually a First Vice President), the Majlis cannot impeach ministers and it can''t disapprove newly introduced ministers. Also, referendums and revisions to the Constitution are forbidden.


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# Name Portrait Born-Died Took Office Left Office Political Party President
1 Hassan Habibi 1937–2013 1 September 1989 11 September 2001 Executives of Construction Party Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani Mohammad Khatami
2 Mohammad-Reza Aref 1951– 11 September 2001 11 September 2005 Islamic Iran Participation Front Mohammad Khatami
3 Parviz Davoodi 1952– 11 September 2005 17 July 2009 Alliance of Builders of Islamic Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
4 Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei 1960– 17 July 2009 25 July 2009 Alliance of Builders of Islamic Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
5 Mohammad Reza Rahimi 1949– 13 September 2009 3 August 2013 Isargaran Population Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
6 Eshaq Jahangiri 1957– 4 August 2013 Incumbent Executives of Construction Party Hassan Rouhani
Current Vice Presidents Living former First Vice Presidents Name Picture Term Date of birth
Mohammad-Reza Aref 2001–2005 (1951-12-19) 19 December 1951 (age 62)
Parviz Davoodi 2005–2009 (1952-02-05) 5 February 1952 (age 62)
Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei 2009 (1960-11-16) 16 November 1960 (age 53)
Mohammad Reza Rahimi 2009–2013 (1949-01-11) 11 January 1949 (age 65)

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