Gholam-Hossein Elham

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Gholam Hossein Elham
Gholam Hossein Elham, 2010
Minister of Justice of Iran
In office
15 January 2007 – 9 August 2009
Acting: 28 December 2006 – 15 January 2007
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Preceded by Jamal Karimi-Rad
Succeeded by Morteza Bakhtiari
Chief of Staff of the President of Iran
In office
10 August 2005 – 30 July 2009
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Preceded by Ali Khatami
Succeeded by Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei
Personal details
Born 1959 (age 56–57)
Andimeshk, Iran[1]
Political party Alliance of Builders
Spouse(s) Fatemeh Rajabi
Alma mater Tarbiat Modares University
Religion Shia Islam
Awards Order of Khedmat.png Order of Service (2nd class)[2]

Gholam-Hossein Elham (غلامحسین الهام) (born 1959) is an Iranian politician who held several posts during the term of the former President Ahmedinejad.

Early life[edit]

Elham was born in western Iran in 1959.[3] He holds a PhD in criminology from Tarbiat Modares University.[3]


Elham was a member of the Guardian Council from 2003 to 2008[3] and also held the post of spokesperson of the council.[4] He served as government spokesperson during the first term of the former President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad.[5]

He was appointed minister of justice upon the death of Jamal Karimi-Rad.[6] He was in office until 2009 when Morteza Bakhtiari replaced him in the post.[6] Elham served as Ahmedinejad's representative to the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting's supervisory council.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Elham's spouse, Fatemeh Rajabi, is a journalist known for her support for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and also for her fierce criticism of former-presidents Akbar Rafsanjani and Mohammad Khatami.[7][5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "غلامحسین الهام - سوابق". 
  2. ^ نشان‌های دولتی در روزهای پایانی خاتمی و احمدی‌نژاد به چه‌کسانی رسید؟. Tasnim News Agency (in Persian). 24 August 2013. Retrieved 15 April 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Potential Candidate Series: Gholam Hossein Elham". Iran Election Watch. Retrieved 9 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Iranian elections first round approved". Al Jazeera. 19 June 2005. Retrieved 9 August 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Sadeghi-Boroujerdi, Eskandar (17 October 2012). "Ahmadinejad’s one-time ardent supporter bids farewell to politics". Al Monitor. Retrieved 9 August 2013. 
  6. ^ a b Alizadeh, Hossein (16 August 2011). "The Best Government from Constitutional Revolution to Date!". Iran Briefing. Retrieved 28 July 2013. 
  7. ^ PressTV: Battle of colors in Iran's presidential campaign (28 May 2009)

External links[edit]

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