|Member of The Iranian Parliament|
May 26, 2008
|Constituency||Tehran, Rey, Shemiranat|
|Majority||380,653 (33.79%; 9th Majlis)|
|Majority||571,071 (32.80%; 8th Majlis)|
January 1958 (age 57)
|Political party||People's Voice Coalition|
|Spouse(s)||Narges Ansari (m. 1982)|
|Relations||Ali Larijani (brother-in-law)|
|Children||Morteza, Reza, Leila, Zahra|
Azam "Aliyeh" Rouhani
|Alma mater||University of Tehran|
Ali Motahari (Persian: علی مطهری; born January 1958) is an Iranian academic, publisher and politician. Motahari is a member of The Iranian Parliament from Tehran, Rey and Shemiranat. He has been described as a Liberal Conservative and Moderate Conservative politician. Motahari is head of Sadra Publications and teaches at University of Tehran, where he is also an alumni.
Motahari is a brother-in-law of current Majles Speaker Ali Larijani, and a harsh critic of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. He criticized Ahmadinejad for his "self-centered" policies saying: "It is unprecedented and inappropriate that a president simply says I do not accept this law and will not execute it. This is a sign of despotism." Motahari has tried to summon Ahmadinejad to parliament to face questioning and possible impeachment. Though a conservative, he has been something of a maverick.
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