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Vice President of Iran

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Member of  Cabinet
Appointer  The President
Residence  Sa'dabad Palace
Term length  No term
Vice President of Iran
Inaugural holder  Hassan Habibi September 1, 1989
Succession  First (in line of presidential succession)

The Vice President of Iran (Persian: معاون ریاست جمهوری اسلامی ایران‎‎) is defined by article 124 of the Constitution of Iran, as anyone appointed by the President of Iran to lead an organization related to Presidential affairs. As of July 2009, there are 12 Vice Presidents in Iran. The First Vice President (Persian: معاون‌اول‎‎) is the most important as he or she leads cabinet meetings in the absence of the president.

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First Vice President

The role of First Vice President was created in the revision of the Constitution 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.

Ex-officio Vice Presidents

Current officeholders are ex officio Vice Presidents:

  • Vice President and Head of Environmental Protection Organization
  • Vice President and Head of Atomic Energy Organization
  • Vice President and Head of Cultural Heritage, Handcrafts and Tourism Organization
  • Vice President and Head of Management and Planning Organization
  • Vice President and Head of Foundation of Martyrs and Veterans Affairs
  • Vice President and Head of National Elites Foundation
  • Vice President and Head of Administrative and Employment Affairs Organization
  • Formerly, heads of these two organization below were ex-officio Vice Presidents:

  • Vice President and Head of Physical Education Organization
  • Vice President and Head of National Youth Organization
  • Both organizations were merged into Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.

    Optional Vice Presidents

    The President may or may not choose vice presidents for specific issues, but their existence is not obligatory. Some of the offices held by vice presidents are:

  • Vice President for Parliamentary Affairs
  • Vice President for Legal Affairs
  • Vice President for Executive Affairs
  • Vice President for Women and Family Affairs
  • Vice President for Management and Human Resources Development
  • Vice President for Supervision and Strategic Affairs
  • Current Vice Presidents

  • First Vice President: Eshaq Jahangiri
  • Vice President for Executive Affairs: Mohammad Shariatmadari
  • Vice President and Head of Environmental Protection Organization: Masoumeh Ebtekar
  • Vice President and Head of Atomic Energy Organization: Ali Akbar Salehi
  • Vice President and Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization Chief: Zahra Ahmadipour
  • Vice President and Head of Management and Planning Organization: Mohammad Bagher Nobakht
  • Vice President for Legal and Parliamentary Affairs: Hossein Ali Amiri
  • Vice President and Head of Martyrs and Veterans Affairs Foundation: Mohammad-Ali Shahidi
  • Vice President and Head of Center for Women and Family Participation Affairs: Shahindokht Molaverdi
  • Vice President and Head of National Elites Foundation: Sorena Sattari
  • Vice President and Head of Administrative and Employment Affairs Organization: Jamshid Ansari
  • Vice President for Legal Affairs: Majid Ansari
  • References

    Vice President of Iran Wikipedia


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