Mohammad Bagher Nobakht

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Mohammad Bagher Nobakht
Head of Management and Planning Organization
Incumbent
Assumed office
1 September 2013
President Hassan Rouhani
Preceded by Behroz Moradi
(Head of Strategic Planning and Oversight Center)
Spokesperson of the Government of Iran
Incumbent
Assumed office
28 August 2013
President Hassan Rouhani
Preceded by Gholam Hossein Elham
Member of Parliament of Iran
In office
4 May 1988 – 3 May 2004
Constituency Rasht
Personal details
Born Mohammad Bagher Nobakht Haghighi
(1950-12-13) 13 December 1950 (age 64)
Rasht, Iran
Political party Moderation and Development Party
Occupation Economist, politician
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Mohammad Bagher Nobakht Haghighi (Persian: محمد باقر نوبخت حقیقی‎; born 13 December 1950 in Rasht, Iran) is an Iranian politician and economist and currently Hassan Rouhani's adviser for Supervision and Strategic Affairs, Head of Management and Planning Organization and also Spokesperson of the Government. He is also leader of the Moderation and Development Party.

He was a representative of Rasht in the Islamic Consultative Assembly for four consecutive terms. He was the spokesman for Rouhani's 2013 presidential election and also Deputy of Economic Research Department at the Center for Strategic Research,[1] a think tank led by Rouhani.

Following Rouhani's election, Nobakht was appointed as the president's liaison to the legislative branch led by Ali Ardashir Larijani, with the mandate to "establish communication and moderation" between the two branches of government; Larijani appointed Mohammad-Reza Bahonar as Nobakht's counterpart.[2] He was appointed as adviser for Supervision and Strategic Affairs on 5 August 2013 by Rouhani. On 11 August, he was appointed vice president for planning and strategic supervision.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Experts: Dr Mohammad Bagher Nobakht". Center for Strategic Research. Retrieved 25 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Iran News Round Up". American Enterprise Institute. 20 June 2013. Retrieved 25 June 2013. Rouhani appointed Economic Research Department Deputy at the Expediency Council’s Center for Strategic Research Mohammad Bagher Nobakht to represent the executive and Speaker of Parliament Ali Larijani appointed his deputy Mohammad Reza Bahonar to represent the legislative branch in an effort to “establish communication and moderation” between the two institutions. 
  3. ^ "New Vice Presidents Appointed In Iran". Haberler (News). 12 August 2013. Retrieved 13 August 2013.