Ali Movahedi-Kermani

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Chairman of the Expediency Discernment Council
Assumed office
1 February 2017
Preceded by Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
Tehran's Ephemeral Friday Prayer Imam
Assumed office
2 December 2012
Appointed by Ali Khamenei
Member of Assembly of Experts
Assumed office
24 May 2016
Constituency Tehran Province
Majority 2,134,963
In office
14 July 1983 – 24 May 2016
Constituency Kerman Province
Member of the Parliament
In office
28 May 1984 – 28 May 2000
Constituency Tehran, Rey, Shemiranat and Eslamshahr
Majority 1,025,629 (44.6%; 5th term)
In office
28 May 1980 – 28 May 1984
Constituency Kerman
Personal details
Born Mohammad-Ali Movahedi-Kermani
1931 (age 85–86)
Kerman, Iran
Political party Combatant Clergy Association
Other political
Islamic Republican Party (1979–1987)[1]
Religion Islam

Ayatollah Muhammad Ali Movahedi-Kermani is Tehran's Friday Prayer Ephemeral Imam and the current secretary-general of Combatant Clergy Association. He is also a member of the Assembly of Experts.

He was formerly one of the deputy speakers in the Islamic Consultative Assembly.[2]

Political career[edit]

Movahedi won 685,974 votes of the Kerman Province for his re-election to the 4th Assembly of Experts.[3] He was ranked 2nd after Ahmad Khatami in the constituency.[4]


Movahedi-Kermani asserts that one must adhere to the instruction of the Chief Islamic Jurisprudent.[5] He also believes that the United States is trying to "portray the clergy and religion as failures."[6]

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