Executives of Construction Party

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Executives of Construction Party
حزب کارگزاران سازندگی
General Secretary Gholamhossein Karbaschi[1]
Spokesperson Hossein Marashi[2]
Deputy Saeed Laylaz[1]
Head of Council Eshaq Jahangiri[1]
Deputy of Council Mohsen Hashemi Rafsanjani[1]
Founded January 17, 1996 (1996-01-17)[3]
Legalised August 15, 1999 (1999-08-15)[4]
Split from 'Traditional Right'[5]
Headquarters Tehran, Iran
Newspaper Kargozaran (Official)
Hamshahri (1990s)[6]
Ideology Reformism[7]
Liberal democracy[9]
Political position 'Modern Right'[6][10]
Religion Islam
National affiliation Council for coordinating the Reforms Front
International affiliation None
Slogan Islamic Pride and Development of Iran[5]

The Executives of Construction of Iran Party[a] (Persian: حزب کارگزاران سازندگی ایران‎‎) is a reformist[7] political party in Iran, founded by 16[3] members of the cabinet of the then President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani in 1996.[5][6] The party is a member of Council for coordinating the Reforms Front.[7]


Economically, the party supports free markets and industrialization; with a high emphasis on the progress and development.[6] The party takes the view that economic freedom is fundamentally linked to cultural and political freedom, but it should not be allowed to conflict with development.[5]



16 Founders of the party in 1996, who signed the declaration of its formation were:[3]

When registering the party in Ministry of Interior in 1999, official founding board members were:[4]

Central council members[edit]

Since 2014, 31 members of the party's central council are:[11]

Current officeholders[edit]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Transliterated Hezb-e Kargozaran-e Sazandegi-e Iran. The party's name has been alternately translated "Servants of Construction Party".[5]


  1. ^ a b c d "Mohsen Hashmei's New Position in Executives of Construction Party" (in Persian). Khabaronline. May 18, 2014. Retrieved September 18, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Hossein Marashi: Iran Jails Reformist Ex-Vice President". Huffington Post. Retrieved September 18, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c d Mohammad Ali Zandi. "Executives of Construction of Iran Party" (in Persian). Baqir al-Ulum Research Center. Retrieved 21 August 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "List of Legally Registerred Parties in Iran". Khorasan Newspaper. Pars Times. July 30, 2000. p. 4. Retrieved 21 August 2015. 
  5. ^ a b c d e Antoine, Olivier; Sfeir, Roy (2007), "The Servants of Construction", The Columbia World Dictionary of Islamism, Columbia University Press, pp. 164–165, ISBN 023114640X 
  6. ^ a b c d e "The Executives of the Construction of Iran (ACI)" (PDF), Iran Social Science Data Portal, Princeton University 
  7. ^ a b c "Iran: The Davom-e Khordad (2nd of Khordad; 23 May) Movement". Refworld. Retrieved March 10, 2015. 
  8. ^ Pesaran, Evaleila (2011), Iran's Struggle for Economic Independence: Reform and Counter-Reform in the Post-Revolutionary Era, Taylor & Francis, p. 147, ISBN 1136735577 
  9. ^ Rezai, Mehran (2006), The Structure of Global Religious Market and its Role in Producing Religious Violence (With a Case Study of Iran) (PDF), CESNUR, p. 6 
  10. ^ Buchta, Wilfried (2000), Who rules Iran?: the structure of power in the Islamic Republic, Washington DC: The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, The Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, p. 14, ISBN 0-944029-39-6 
  11. ^ "Executives of Construction Party moulting the skin" (in Persian). Khabaronline. April 7, 2014. Retrieved September 18, 2015.