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Mohammad Abbasi

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President  Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Nationality  Iranian
President  Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Name  Mohammad Abbasi

Preceded by  Mohammad Ardakani
Role  Iranian Politician
Constituency  Gorgan
Succeeded by  Mahmoud Goudarzi
Mohammad Abbasi
Preceded by  Ali Saeedlou (as Head of Physical Organization) Farahnaz Torkestani (as Head of Youth National Organization)
Born  28 February 1958 (age 57) Gorgan, Iran (1958-02-28)
Education  Islamic Azad University Central Tehran Branch

Mohammad Abbasi (Persian: محمد عباسی‎‎, born 28 February 1958) is an Iranian politician who is the former minister of youth affairs and sports. He was minister of cooperatives in the first and second Cabinet of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad from 2005 to 2011


Early life

He was born on 28 November 1958 in Gorgan, Golestan Province. He graduated from Azad University of Gorgan in 1986 and became one of University's teachers on that year. He was president of Azad University of Ghaemshahr from 1996 to 2004.


Abbasi was elected member of the Parliament of Iran from Gorgan constituency and was deputy head of budget center in the Parliament. After resignation of Mohammad Ardakani as minister of cooperatives, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad nominated Abbasi for the position to Parliament. He received 200 out of 285 voted and became minister 5 November 2006. He was re-appointed to the post in Second Cabinet of Ahmadinejad. On 20 June 2011, and after Ahmadinejad's candidate for ministry of youth affairs and sports was rejected by Parliament, he was appointed as acting minister. He was nominated for the full portfolio on 26 July 2011 and was confirmed by the Parliament on 3 August 2011. He is known as the most successful minister of sports as Iran claimed an unprecedented standing in London olympics 2012 with 4 gold, 5 silver and 3 bronze medals.


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