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Elaheh Rastgou

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Majority  179,982 (8.02%)
Religion  Islam
Constituency  Malayer County
Majority  112,396 (44.6%)
Party  Independent politician
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Political party  Independent (since 2013)
Other political affiliations  Popular Front of Islamic Revolution Forces Islamic Labour Party (pre 2013) Freethinkers' Pinnacle Party
Alma mater  Allameh Tabataba'i University
Education  Allameh Tabataba'i University

Elaheh Rastgou (Persian: الهه راستگو‎, 'The Veracious Goddess'‎) is an Iranian conservative-minded reformist politician who is currently a member of City Council of Tehran. She was formerly a Member of Parliament.



Rastgou enterd Islamic Consultative Assembly's 5th term in Malayer's 1997 by-election, defeating the incumbent Hassan Zamanifar. She was a sympathizer of Executives of Construction fraction at the time. In 2000 elections, she ran for a seat in Tehran, Rey, Shemiranat and Eslamshahr as Freethinkers' Pinnacle Party's candidate and was defeated. Backed by reformist 'Coalition For Iran', she was defeated in 2004 from the same district. In 2008 parliamentary elections, she lost again while listed in both Islamic Iran Participation Front and National Trust Party endorsing lists.

She lost 2003 and 2006 elections of City Council of Tehran, but eventually won a seat in 2013 while being supported by reformists coalition.

2013 allegiance switch

A sudden switch of allegiance by Rastgou, reformist-backed member of the Tehran City Council, helped Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf to retain his seat by a vote margin of one. Following the vote, she was 'fired' from Islamic Labour Party because allegedly 'breaking her oath to vote for the reformist mayor'.

In 2017, she officially joined the conservative alliance Popular Front of Islamic Revolution Forces.


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