|President of the Majlis Research Center|
1 June 2007 – 2 June 2012
|Preceded by||Emad Afroogh|
|Succeeded by||Kazem Jalali|
|Minister of Labour|
12 November 1981 – 1 November 1985
|Prime Minister||Mir-Hossein Mousavi|
|Preceded by||Mir-Mohammad Sadeqi|
|Succeeded by||Abolqasem Sarhadizadeh|
|Member of the Parliament of Iran|
28 May 2004 – 28 May 2016
|Constituency||Tehran, Rey, Shemiranat and Eslamshahr|
28 May 1980 – 12 November 1981
March 5, 1951 |
|Political party||Islamic Coalition Party|
|Alma mater||University of Nottingham|
|Religion||Twelver Shi'a Islam|
Ahmad Tavakkoli (Persian: احمد توکلی) (born 5 March 1951) is an Iranian conservative politician and the former representative of Tehran in the Iranian parliament and the director of Majlis Research Center.
Tavakkoli was the minister of labour under Mir-Hossein Mousavi, a parliament representative from Behshahr, and a presidential candidate in two of the presidential elections in Iran (running against Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and Mohammad Khatami).
Tavakkoli temporarily left politics after the leftists oppositions forced him out of the ministry of labour. He founded Resalat, a conservative newspaper, and later left Iran to study economics in the UK, where he received his PhD.
Views and personal life
Tavakkoli is also one of the fierce critics of the President Ahmadinejad. On 2 March 2011, the PBS' Tehran Bureau reported that Tavakkoli criticized President for mentioning only Iran and not Islam in recent speeches.
|2012[b]||Parliament Round 1||481,012||22.69||7th||Went to Round 2|
|Parliament Round 2||404,595||35.91||3rd||Won|
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