Sadegh Mahsouli

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Sadegh Mahsouli
Minister of Welfare and Social Security
In office
19 November 2009 – 3 August 2011
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Preceded by Abdolreza Mesri
Succeeded by Reza Sheykholeslam
(Cooperatives, Labour and Social Welfare)
Minister of Interior
In office
24 December 2008 – 9 August 2009
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Preceded by Ali Kordan
Succeeded by Mostafa Mohammad Najjar
Personal details
Born (1959-04-09) April 9, 1959 (age 55)
Urmia, Iran
Nationality Iranian
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Sadegh Mahsouli

Sadegh Mahsouli (Persian: صادق محصولی, born 9 March 1959) is an Iranian politician who was Minister of Interior from 2008 to 2009 and Minister of Welfare and Social Security from 2009 to 2011. He was appointed to this post in 19 November 2009, as part of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's second cabinet after received vote of from Parliament. From 24 March 2008 to 9 August 2009, he was Minister of Interior of Ahmadinejad's first cabinet. He was succeed Ali Kordan who was impeached by Parliament in November 2008.[1]

Mahsouli withdrew his nomination once when the president nominated him for the position of oil minister in 2005 after admitted to Iranian parliament that he was worth $160 million.[2]

In 2011, it was announced that Ministry of Welfare will be merged with Ministry of Labour and Mahsouli will be leave cabinet after it.[3]

Mahsouli was in charge of the Ministry of Interior when the alleged vote rigging happened in Iran's presidential election in June 2009.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sadegh Mahsouli". "Topics". Washington Times. Retrieved 2010-12-11. 
  2. ^ PBS
  3. ^ Mehrabian, Mir Kazemi and Mahsouli will leave cabinet
Political offices
Preceded by
Ali Kordan
Minister of Interior
2008-2009
Succeeded by
Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar
Preceded by
Abdolreza Mesri
Minister of Welfare and Social Security
2009–2011
Succeeded by
Reza Sheykholeslam
as Minister of Cooperatives, Labour and Welfare