Government of Mohammad-Ali Rajai (1980–81)
Bani Sadr's Presidency
He was elected to a four-year term as President on 25 January 1980, receiving 78.9 percent of the vote in a competitive election against Ahmad Madani, Hassan Habibi, Sadegh Tabatabaee, Dariush Forouhar, Sadegh Ghotbzadeh, Kazem Sami, Mohammad Makri, Hassan Ghafourifard, and Hassan Ayat, and inaugurated on 4 February. Khomeini remained the Supreme Leader of Iran, with the constitutional authority to dismiss the President. The inaugural ceremonies were held at the hospital where Khomeini was recovering from a heart ailment.
Banisadr was not an Islamic cleric; Khomeini had insisted that clerics should not run for positions in the government. In August and September 1980, Banisadr survived two helicopter crashes near the Iranian border with Iraq.
Banisadr soon fell out with Khomeini, who reclaimed the power of Commander-in-Chief on 10 June 1981.
Rajai's Prime Ministership
After Iranian Revolution in 1979, He became Minister of Education in the Interim Government of Mehdi Bazargan. When Abolhassan Banisadr was elected as president, The parliament elected him as the new prime minister.He was prime minister of Islamic Republic of Iran from 1980 to 1981.He was also Minister of Foreign Affairs for five months, 11 March 1981 to 15 August 1981, while he was Prime Minister.
Members of the cabinet
During the nomination process, there were serious tensions between Rajai and Banisadr due to the latter's objections over the candidates.
List of members of Rajai's cabinet was as follows:
|Prime Minister||Mohammad-Ali Rajai|
|Culture and Islamic Guidance||Abbas Dozdorani|
|Defense and Armed Forces Logistics||Javad Fakoori|
|Foreign Affairs||Mohammad-Ali Rajai
|Housing and Urban Development||Mohammad-Shahab Gonabadi|
|Interior||Mohammad-Reza Mahdavi Kani|
|Labour and Social Affairs||Mir-Mohammad Sadeghi|
|Petroleum||Mohammad Javad Tondguyan|
|Science and Culture||Hassan Arefi|
|Government of Iran|
Interim Government of Iran (1979-80)
|Government of Rajai
Government of Bahonar
|Provisional Administration of Iran|
Presidency of Banisadr
|Government of Rajai
Presidency of Rajai
- Facts on File 1980 Yearbook, p88
- "Iranians quarrel over cabinet selections". Observer Reporter. AP. 11 September 1980. Retrieved 26 July 2013.