|Minister of Post|
31 October 1985 – 15 August 1997
Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
|Prime Minister||Mir-Hossein Mousavi|
|Preceded by||Morteza Nabawi|
|Succeeded by||Mohammad Reza Aref
(as Minister of Technology)
|Minister of Petroleum|
15 August 1981 – 31 October 1985
|Prime Minister||Mohammad-Javad Bahonar
Mahdavi Kani (Acting)
|Preceded by||Mohammad Javad Tondguyan|
|Succeeded by||Gholam Reza Aghazadeh|
5 October 1941 |
|Political party||Independent (since 1983)|
|People's Mujahedeen (1976–1983)|
|Alma mater||University of Tehran|
Mohammad Gharazi (محمد غرضی in Persian, also spelled Mohammad Qarazi, born 5 October 1941) is an Iranian politician who served as minister of petroleum from 1981 to 1985 and minister of post from 1985 to 1997. He was also a member of the Iranian Parliament from 1980 to 1984 and also governor of Khuzestan Province. He was an independent candidate in the 2013 presidential election.
Early life and education
He was born on 5 October 1941 in Shahreza, Isfahan province. He studied electronics the University of Tehran. He later moved to France but was back to his home country and was arrested by SAVAK in 1972.
Gharazi began his political career in 1974 and was exiled to Iraq by Shah's government. In 1976, he joined the Mojahedin-e-Khalq Organization (MKO). He accompanied Ruhollah Khomeini on his trip from Paris to Tehran. Following the establishment of the Islamic Republic, Gharazi was appointed governor of Kurdistan Province and later Khuzestan Province. He was elected as member of the Iranian Parliament in 1980 election. He later was appointed minister of petroleum by the then Prime Minister Mir-Hossein Mousavi. He held this post until 1985, when he became minister of post (currently Communication). He resigned from office in 1997 after election of Mohammad Khatami. He was also a member of City Council of Tehran from 1999 to 2000.
2013 presidential campaign
Gharazi run for President of Iran as an independent in the 2013 election, having announced his candidacy on 8 May 2013. His candidacy was approved by Guardian Council. He was the only independent candidate approved to run in the presidential election. However, he was regarded as one of the dark horses in the election. He won the sixth place in the election, receiving only 446,015 votes.
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- Mohammad Gharazi registered
- Candidates profile Al Jazeera, 21 May 2013
Mohammad Javad Tondguyan
|Minister of Petroleum
|Minister of Post
|Party political offices|
|Deputy Leader of People's Mujahedeen