Executives of Construction Party

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

The Executives of Construction of Iran Party[a] (Persian: حزب کارگزاران سازندگی ایران‎‎) is a reformist[7] political party in Iran, founded by 16[4] members of the cabinet of the then President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani in 1996.[6][3] The party is a member of Council for coordinating the Reforms Front.[7]

Views and factions[edit]

Economically, the party supports free markets and industrialization; with a high emphasis on the progress and development.[3] 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.[6] The party is divided into two factions in constant struggle, the more conservative "Kermani faction" led by Mohammad Hashemi Rafsanjani and Hossein Marashi and the more liberal "Esfahani faction" led by Mohammad Atrianfar and Gholamhossein Karbaschi.[11]



16 Founders of the party in 1996, who signed the declaration of its formation were:[4]

When registering the party in Ministry of Interior in 1999, official founding board members were:[5]

Central council members[edit]

Since 2014, 31 members of the party's central council are:[12]

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".[6]


  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 e f "The Executives of the Construction of Iran (ACI)" (PDF), Iran Social Science Data Portal, Princeton University 
  4. ^ a b c d Mohammad Ali Zandi. "Executives of Construction of Iran Party" (in Persian). Baqir al-Ulum Research Center. Retrieved 21 August 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "List of Legally Registerred Parties in Iran". Khorasan Newspaper. Pars Times. July 30, 2000. p. 4. Retrieved 21 August 2015. 
  6. ^ 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 
  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. ^ Muhammad Sahimi (12 May 2009). "The Political Groups". Tehran Bureau. Retrieved 21 August 2015. 
  12. ^ "Executives of Construction Party moulting the skin" (in Persian). Khabaronline. April 7, 2014. Retrieved September 18, 2015.