Combatant Clergy Association

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Not to be confused with the reformist Association of Combatant Clerics.
Combatant Clergy ُSociety
جامعه روحانیت مبارز
Leader Ali Movahedi-Kermani
Founded 1977; 39 years ago (1977)
Headquarters Tehran, Iran
Ideology Clericalism
Pragmatism
Conservatism
Islamic democracy
Islamism
Political position Right-wing
International affiliation None
5th Assembly of Experts
66 / 88 (75%)
Website
http://rohaniatmobarez.com/

The Combatant Clergy Society (in Persian: جامعه روحانیت مبارز‎‎ Jāme'e-ye Rowhāniyyat-e Mobārez) is a politically active group in Iran, but not a political party in the traditional sense. It is a traditional conservative clerical association, and was the majority party in the fourth and fifth parliaments after the Islamic revolution.[1] It was founded in 1977 by a group of clerics with intentions to use Islamic culture and traditions to overthrow the Shah. Its founding members were Ali Khamenei, Morteza Motahhari, Mohammad Beheshti, Mohammad Javad Bahonar, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and Mohammad Mofatteh[2] and its current members include founding members Ali Khamenei and Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.[3] Hassan Rouhani, president of Iran since 2013, is also a party member.

Election results[edit]

Assembly of Experts[edit]

Election Seats won +/− Ref
1998
69 / 86 (80%)
Steady [4]
2006
69 / 86 (80%)
Steady [5]
2016
66 / 88 (75%)
Decrease 3 [6]

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