Abolhassan Banisadr

Iranian politician and economist, and Iran's first President

Seyyad Abolhassan Banisadr (audio speaker iconpronunciation  ; Persian: سیِّدابوالحسن بنی‌صدر; 22 March 1933 – 9 October 2021) was an Iranian politician, economist and human rights activist. He was the first President of Iran from 4 February 1980 after the 1979 Iranian Revolution and the abolition of the monarchy until his impeachment on 21 June 1981.

Abolhassan Banisadr
سیدابوالحسن بنی‌صدر
Abolhassan Banisadr in 1980
1st President of Iran
In office
4 February 1980 – 21 June 1981
Supreme LeaderRuhollah Khomeini
Prime MinisterMohammad Ali Rajai
Succeeded byMohammad Ali Rajai
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
12 November 1979 – 29 November 1979
Prime MinisterMehdi Bazargan
Preceded byEbrahim Yazdi
Succeeded bySadegh Ghotbzadeh
Minister of Finance
In office
27 February 1979 – 12 November 1979
Prime MinisterMehdi Bazargan
Preceded byAli Ardalan
Succeeded byHossein Namazi
Personal details
Born(1933-03-22)22 March 1933
Hamadan, Iran[1]
Died9 October 2021(2021-10-09) (aged 88)
Paris, France
Political partyIndependent
Other political
People's Mujahedin of Iran (1981-1984)
Spouse(s)Ozra Banisadr

Banisadr died at the age of 88 at a Paris hospital on 9 October 2021.[2][3]

Further reading change

  • The fundamental principles and precepts of Islamic government, Mazda Publishers, 1981
  • (with Jean-Charles Deniau) My Turn to Speak: Iran, the Revolution and Secret Deals With the U.S., Potomac Books (April 1991) ISBN 0-08-040563-0
  • Le Coran et le pouvoir: principes fondamentaux du Coran, Imago, 1993

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