Government of Hassan Rouhani (2013–present)

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Rouhani cabinet
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91st Cabinet of Iran
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Date formed 3 August 2013
People and organisations
Head of government Hassan Rouhani
Deputy head of government Eshaq Jahangiri
Head of state Ali Khamenei
Number of ministers 18
Ministers removed
Member party Moderation and Development Party
Executives of Construction Party
Election(s) Iranian presidential election, 2013
Legislature term(s) 2012–
Incoming formation Confirmation of Hassan Rouhani's cabinet (2013)
Previous Second Ahmadinejad cabinet
Successor Incumbent
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The President of Iran is the second formal position after the Supreme leader. The president has the authority to introduce members of his cabinet to the Iranian Parliament for confirmation under the Constitution of Iran.[1]

Rouhani is the seventh president of Iran which governs within the eleventh government of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Cabinet members[edit]

Vice presidents[edit]

Rouhani appointed Jahangiri as the first vice president. Elham Aminzadeh is another Vice President, who was appointed by Rouhani as his vice president for legal affairs on 11 August.[2] Mohammad Bagher Nobakht is the other vice president in the cabinet and he is in charge of planning and strategic supervision.[3]


Rouhani announced his designated cabinet on 4 August 2013. Then, parliament voted to his cabinet. The voting process was began on 12 August and was ended on 15 August.[4] The voting was held on 15 August and three of the eighteen nominees were not approved by the Majlis, those proposed to head the ministries of education, science, research and technology; and sports and youth.[5][6]

List of Cabinet members[edit]

Office Incumbent (Coa) Since
President Hassan Rouhani (M) 3 August 2013
First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri (R) 4 August 2013
Chief of Staff Mohammad Nahavandian (C) 4 August 2013
Agricultural Mahmoud Hojjati (R) 15 August 2013
Communication Mahmoud Vaezi (M) 15 August 2013
Labour Ali Rabei (R) 15 August 2013
Culture Ali Jannati (M) 15 August 2013
Defense Hossein Dehghan (R) 15 August 2013
Finance Ali Tayebnia (R) 15 August 2013
Education Ali Asghar Fani (M) 17 August 2013
Energy Hamid Chitchian (M) 15 August 2013
Foreign Affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif (R) 15 August 2013
Health Hassan Hashemi (M) 15 August 2013
Business Mohammadreza Nematzadeh (R) 15 August 2013
Intelligence Mahmoud Alavi (C) 15 August 2013
Interior Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli (C) 15 August 2013
Justice Mostafa Pourmohammadi (C) 15 August 2013
Petroleum Bijan Namdar Zanganeh (R) 15 August 2013
Science Mohammad Farhadi (R) 26 November 2014
Transportation Abbas Ahmad Akhondi (M) 15 August 2013
Sports Mahmoud Goudarzi (R) 17 November 2013
Ministers of State
Atomic Energy Ali Akbar Salehi (M) 16 August 2013
Cultural Heritage and Tourism Masoud Soltanifar (R) 1 February 2014
Economic Masoud Nili (R) 4 September 2013
Environmental Protection Masoumeh Ebtekar (R) 10 September 2013
Executive Affairs Mohammad Shariatmadari (R) 8 October 2013
International Akbar Torkan (R) 1 September 2013
Legal Elham Aminzadeh (R) 11 August 2013
Martyrs and Veterans Mohammad-Ali Shahidi (M) 5 September 2013
Parliamentary Majead Ansari (R) 1 September 2013
National Elites Sorena Sattari (R) 5 October 2013
Supervision and Strategic Mohammad Bagher Nobakht (R) 1 September 2013
Women and Family Affairs Shahindokht Molaverdi (R) 8 October 2013
Central Bank of Iran Valiollah Seif 1 September 2013
Government's spokesperson Mohammad Bagher Nobakht (R) 1 September 2013
Secretary of the Security Council Ali Shamkhani (R) 11 September 2013


The list of cabinet members received mixed reactions from the Iranian press.[7] Reformist dailies mostly expressed positive statements about the nominated cabinet members whereas Shargh, another reformist paper, regarded the list both satisfactory and unsatisfactory, claiming that it includes a "non-partisan and moderate government" featuring figures from all political parties.[7] Kayhan, on the other hand, criticized the nomination of oil minister, Bijan Namdar Zanganeh.[7]

On 8 August 2013, three international organizations, namely Reporters Without Borders, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, and Human Rights Watch, requested the withdrawal of Mostafa Pourmohammadi's nomination for the post of justice minister due to his controversial past tenure.[8] Revolutionary Guards Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari criticised Rouhani's administration in December 2013: "The military, systems and procedures governing the administrative system of the country are the same as before, [but it] has been slightly modified and unfortunately infected by Western doctrine, and a fundamental change must occur. The main threat to the revolution is in the political arena and the Guards cannot remain silent in the face of that."[9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Text of Constitution of Iran Iran Online
  2. ^ "Iran's Rouhani Appoints Female Vice-President in New Cabinet". Fars News. 12 August 2013. Retrieved 13 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "New Vice Presidents Appointed In Iran". Haberler (News). 12 August 2013. Retrieved 13 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Iran MPs to vote for Rouhani’s cabinet on August 12". Nasim Online. 6 August 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "Three ministerial nominees fail to win Iran Majlis confidence vote". PressTV. 15 August 2013. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 
  6. ^ Kamali Dehghan, Saeed (15 August 2013). "Iran's parliament approves 15 of Hassan Rouhani's 18 cabinet ministers". The Guardian. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 
  7. ^ a b c "Iran’s press split on all-male cabinet". Gulf News. AFP. 5 August 2013. Retrieved 6 August 2013. 
  8. ^ "Iran: Withdraw Cabinet Nominee Implicated in Abuses". Human Rights Watch. 8 August 2013. Retrieved 8 August 2013. 
  9. ^ Iranian general criticises Rouhani government Al Jazeera. 11 December 2013. Retrieved 3 September 2014.
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