Abdolali Bazargan

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Abdolali Bazargan
عبدالعلی بازرگان
عبدالعلی بازرگان.jpg
Abdolali Bazargan in 2007
Leader of the Freedom Movement
Assumed office
24 March 2011
Preceded by Ebrahim Yazdi
Personal details
Born (1943-08-14) 14 August 1943 (age 72)
Tehran, Iran
Nationality Iranian
Political party Freedom Movement of Iran
Alma mater Shahid Beheshti University
Religion Shia Islam

Abdolali Bazargan (About this sound pronunciation  ahb-dohl-ah-LEE bah-zahr-GAHN;[needs IPA] Persian: عبدالعلی بازرگان‎‎; born 14 August 1943 in Tehran, Iran) is an Iranian liberal politician, writer and intellectual who is current leader of Freedom Movement of Iran. He is one of five major figures in the Green Movement to author a manifesto calling for the resignation of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Early life[edit]

He was born on 14 August 1943 in Tehran. He is the son of Mehdi Bazargan, Iran's first prime minister following the Iranian Revolution in 1979.[1] He is married and has three children.

Political life[edit]

He joined the National Front of Iran in 1961 but in 1963 he left party and enjoyed to his father's established party Freedom Movement in 1977.

See also[edit]


official website

  1. ^ "Abdolkarim Soroush: The goals of Iran's Green Movement". The Christian Science Monitor. 6 January 2010. Retrieved 1 July 2010. 
Party political offices
Preceded by
Ebrahim Yazdi
Leader of Freedom Movement of Iran
Succeeded by