|Leader of the Democracy Party|
5 March 2000
|Preceded by||Party created|
|Member of Parliament of Iran|
3 May 2004 – 27 May 2012
|Preceded by||Hadi Doust-Mohammadi|
|Succeeded by||Alireza Khosravi|
|Constituency||Semnan & Mehdishahr|
|Parliamentary Chairman of Reformist Alliance|
4 May 2011 – 27 May 2012
|Preceded by||Reza Tabesh|
|Succeeded by||Masoud Pezeshkian|
18 March 1963 |
|Political party||Democracy Party|
|Alma mater||Imam Sadegh University|
Kavakebian was born in Semnan on 18 March 1963. He lived in Semnan until the end of his high school term. In 1982, he entered the Imam Sadegh University for undergraduate study in political science. He has a Ph.D. in political science from the Tarbiat Modarres University.
Kavakebian is a leader of Democracy Party as a reformist party that he founded in 2000. He was the leader of the Popular Reformist Coalition that to running on 2004 and 2008 legislative election. He was a member of reformist faction in the Parliament. He founded Popular Coalition of Supporters of Mir-Hossein Mousavi in the 2009 Iranian presidential election. Before he founded his party, he was the deputy leader of the Unity Party. He is also the editor-in-chief of Mardomsalari newspaper. He was seeking to keep his seat in the 2012 election as leader of the Democratic Coalition of Reformists, but was not elected.
On 25 April 2013, he held a press-conference in Qom, and expressed his own comments about the coming presidential election. He was registered for the election but his bid was rejected by Guardian Council. He later supported Mohammad-Reza Aref in the election.
- "Iran reformist party nominates candidate for presidential poll". Montreal Institute. Retrieved 10 February 2013.
- Tajik, Mahdi (4 July 2008). "Reformers need unity to be effective in parliament". Iran Times International. Retrieved 20 June 2013.
- "Right can't get its act together for elections". Iran Times International. 12 April 2013. Retrieved 20 June 2013.
- "Mostafa Kavakebian Talks about Iran’s 2013 Presidential Election". Tehran Chronicle. Retrieved 25 April 2013.
- Bahmani, Arash (22 May 2013). "The Arbiter of State Expediency is Disqualified". Rooz. Retrieved 16 June 2013.
|Party political offices|
|Leader of Democracy Party
|Parliamentary Chairman of Reformist Alliance
|Member of Parliament of Iran