Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, also written Ahmadinezhad (Persian: محمود احمدینژاد; born October 28, 1956) is an Iranian politician who was the sixth President of the Islamic Republic of Iran. He was president from August 3, 2005 to August 3, 2013.
Ahmadinejad in March 2019
|6th President of Iran|
3 August 2005 – 3 August 2013
|Supreme Leader||Ali Khamenei|
|First Vice President||Parviz Davoodi|
Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei
Mohammad Reza Rahimi
|Preceded by||Mohammad Khatami|
|Succeeded by||Hassan Rouhani|
|Mayor of Tehran|
3 May 2003 – 28 June 2005
|Preceded by||Mohammad-Hossein Moghimi (Acting)|
|Succeeded by||Ali Saeedlou (Acting)|
|Governor of Ardabil Province|
28 November 1993 – 29 October 1997
|President||Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani|
|Preceded by||Province created|
|Succeeded by||Seyyed Hamid Tahayi|
|Secretary General of the Non-Aligned Movement|
30 August 2012 – 3 August 2013
|Preceded by||Mohamed Morsi|
|Succeeded by||Hassan Rouhani|
28 October 1956
Aradan, Semnan, Imperial State of Iran
|Spouse(s)||Azam Farahi (1980–present)|
|Residence||Square 72, Narmak, Tehran, Iran|
|Alma mater||Iran University of Science and Technology|
|Years of service||1986–1988|
|Commands||Combat engineering Unit, 6th Special Division|
Ahmadinejad became the mayor of Tehran, the capital of Iran, on May 3, 2003. He was chosen to be the president in elections on June 24, 2005. Many people think he is very religious. Because of that, the religious leadership in Iran supported him in many ways when he was elected.
Ahmadinajad's political power comes from the Alliance of Builders of Islamic Iran, also known as "Abadgaran". This is an alliance between Islamic parties and organizations.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has a Master of Science in Civil engineering from the Iran University of Science and Techology. He also has a PhD in transportation engineering from the same university. Hassan Rouhani was elected on June 15, 2013 as Ahmadinejad's successor and took office on August 3, 2013.
His brother was failed presidential candidate and staff member Davoud Ahmadinejad (1950–2017).
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- At the time, Revolutionary Guards rejected official ranks for its members and commanders were simply referred to with honorifics such as "brother" or "pasdar" (guard).