Iraj Eskandari

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Iraj Eskandari (Persian: ایرج اسکندری‎, b. 1908, d. 1985[1]) was an Iranian communist politician. A Qajar prince, Eskandari received French education.[1] He was a secretary of the Tudeh Party of Iran and a member of parliament.[2] In the summer of 1946 he was named a Minister of Commerce and Industry in Qavam's coalition cabinet.[3]

He belonged to the "group of fifty-three".[4] Eskandari was identified at the time as the leader of the dominant, moderate faction in the party leadership, along with Radmanesh.[5]

In 1969 the thirteenth plenum of the Tudeh Party named Eskandari the new first secretary of the party, replacing Radmanesh.[6] In 1978 he was demoted as first secretary of the party, and replaced by Nureddin Kianuri.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Behrooz, Maziar. Rebels with a Cause: The Failure of the Left in Iran. London: I.B. Tauris, 2000. p. 75
  2. ^ Ladjevardi, Habib. Labor Unions and Autocracy in Iran. Contemporary issues in the Middle East. Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse University Press, 1985. p. 56
  3. ^ Ladjevardi, Habib. Labor Unions and Autocracy in Iran. Contemporary issues in the Middle East. Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse University Press, 1985. p. 141
  4. ^ Behrooz, Maziar. Rebels with a Cause: The Failure of the Left in Iran. London: I.B. Tauris, 2000. p. 18
  5. ^ Behrooz, Maziar. Rebels with a Cause: The Failure of the Left in Iran. London: I.B. Tauris, 2000. pp. 16, 24
  6. ^ Behrooz, Maziar. Rebels with a Cause: The Failure of the Left in Iran. London: I.B. Tauris, 2000. p. 39
  7. ^ Paidar, Parvin. Women and the Political Process in Twentieth-Century Iran. Cambridge [England]: Cambridge University Press, 1997. p. 205