Mohsen Rezaee presidential campaign, 2013

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Mohsen Rezaee 2013
Mohsen Rezaee presidential campaign logo.jpg
Campaign 2013 Presidential Election
Candidate Mohsen Rezaee
Affiliation Moderation and Development Party
Headquarters Street 15th, Tajrish, Tehran, Iran
Key people Davoud Danesh-Jafari (Manager)
Sadeq Tabatabaei
Emad Afroogh
Abdollah Jassbi
Slogan "Salam Bar Zendegi" ("Say hello to life")[1]

Secretary of the Expediency Discernment Council and former Chief Commander of the Sepah Mohsen Rezaee launched his campaign in June 2010 for the 2013 Iranian presidential election after losing in the previous election. Rezaee made the announcement that he will running for President on 16 October 2012.[2] He was the candidate of Moderation and Development Party, a conservative party. He was also supported by Green Party of Iran. He lose the election with received 3,884,412 votes and ranked fourth behind winner Hassan Rouhani, runner-up Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf and Saeed Jalili.


The 2005 and 2009 nomination[edit]

Rezaee was a candidate of the presidential election of 2005, but withdrew on 15 June 2005, only two days before the election. Rezaee mentioned he was withdrawing from the race for "the integration of the votes of the nation" and "their effectiveness". He did not endorse any candidate. On 23 April 2009, he announced that he entered the 2009 presidential race, after trying to find another conservative to run against President Ahmadinejad which he lost.


Rezaee was a military commander during Iran-Iraq war and also became chief of Sepah (Iran's second army) after the assassination of Mostafa Chamran. He held this position until 1997 when he announced his retirement from all military services. After that, he became a member of Expediency Discernment Council and also it's secretary after six months. Tabnak, a news website is close to him.

Early stages[edit]

Rezaee was one of the candidates who began his campaign just months after 2009 elections, his campaign headquarters was began in early 2010.


Mohsen Rezaee announced he would run for the presidency on 16 October 2012 during a trip to Tabriz.


The campaign was based in Tehran in Tajrish street. A 12 floors tower which all is blue.

Political platform[edit]

His major goal was about economics. He have a federalism platform and said he would do same which People's Republic of China and Turkey done in their economics. He also proposed a green subsidies for farmers. He also have a package for resolving problems in foreign affairs relations and also for Nuclear program of Iran.

Potential Vice Presidents and Cabinet Members[edit]

He also said that he would install a woman as Head of Central Bank and one of the famous economist as his Minister of Finance. He also said he would uses Sunni Muslims in his cabinet.[3]


His chance in polls was high before the candidates registered. After nomination of other conservative candidates like Mohammad-Bagher Ghalibaf and Saeed Jalili, Rezaee's chance became lower.


Actors, singers and sportpersons


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