Gholam-Hossein Elham

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Gholam Hossein Elham
Gholam Hossein Elham, 2010
Minister of Justice of Iran
In office
15 January 2007 – 9 August 2009
Acting: 28 December 2006 – 15 January 2007
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Preceded by Jamal Karimi-Rad
Succeeded by Morteza Bakhtiari
Chief of Staff of the President of Iran
In office
10 August 2005 – 30 July 2009
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Preceded by Ali Khatami
Succeeded by Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei
Personal details
Born 1959 (age 54–55)
Political party Alliance of Builders
Spouse(s) Fatemeh Rajabi
Alma mater Tarbiat Modares University
Religion Shia Islam

Gholam-Hossein Elham (غلامحسین الهام) (born 1959) is an Iranian politician who held several posts during the term of the former President Ahmedinejad.

Early life[edit]

Elham was born in western Iran in 1959.[1] He holds a PhD in criminology from Tarbiat Modares University.[1]


Elham was a member of the Guardian Council from 2003 to 2008[1] and also held the post of spokesperson of the council.[2] He served as government spokesperson during the first term of the former President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad.[3]

He was appointed minister of justice upon the death of Jamal Karimi-Rad.[4] He was in office until 2009 when Morteza Bakhtiari replaced him in the post.[4] Elham served as Ahmedinejad's representative to the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting's supervisory council.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Elham's spouse, Fatemeh Rajabi, is a journalist known for her support for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and also for her fierce criticism of former-presidents Akbar Rafsanjani and Mohammad Khatami.[5][3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "Potential Candidate Series: Gholam Hossein Elham". Iran Election Watch. Retrieved 9 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Iranian elections first round approved". Al Jazeera. 19 June 2005. Retrieved 9 August 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Sadeghi-Boroujerdi, Eskandar (17 October 2012). "Ahmadinejad’s one-time ardent supporter bids farewell to politics". Al Monitor. Retrieved 9 August 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Alizadeh, Hossein (16 August 2011). "The Best Government from Constitutional Revolution to Date!". Iran Briefing. Retrieved 28 July 2013. 
  5. ^ PressTV: Battle of colors in Iran's presidential campaign (28 May 2009)

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