Interim Government of Iran (1981)

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The interim government of the Islamic Republic of Iran (21 September 1981 – 29 October 1981) was established after the assassination of Mohammad-Ali Rajai (President) and Mohammad Javad Bahonar (Prime Minister) on 30 August. In accordance with the constitution, a Provisional Presidential Council formed the same day and proposed Mohammad-Reza Mahdavi Kani as Prime Minister to the Majlis. Majlis voted in favour of him on 2 September. His cabinet also received approval of the Majlis on 3 September. The main responsibility of this government was holding presidential elections. On 13 October, Ali Khamenei officially became president. His Prime Minister, Mir-Hossein Mousavi received Majlis's approval on 29 October (after Majlis' negative vote to Khamenei's first candidate, Ali Akbar Velayati) and then the new government replaced Mahdavi-Kani's interim government.

Members of the cabinet[edit]

List of members of Mahdavi Kani's cabinet was as follows:

Ministry Minister
President Presidency Council
Prime Minister Mohammad-Reza Mahdavi Kani
Agricultural Mohammad Salamati
Commerce Habibollah Asgaroladi
Post Morteza Nabavi
Culture and Islamic Guidance Abdul-Majid Moadikhah
Defense and Armed Forces Logistics Mousa Namjoo
Economy Hossein Namazi
Education Ali Akbar Parvaresh
Energy Hassan Ghafori Fard
Foreign Affairs Mir-Hossein Mousavi
Health Hadi Manafi
Housing and Urban Mohammad-Shahab Gonabadi
Industries Mostafa Hashemi
Interior Ali Akbar Nategh-Nouri
Justice Mohammad Asghari
Labour and Social Affairs Mir-Mohammad Sadeghi
Petroleum Mohammad Gharazi
Roads Hadi Nejad-Hosseinian
Science and Culture Mohammad-Ali Najafi

See also[edit]


Government offices
Preceded by
Government of Mohammad-Javad Bahonar
Interim Government of Iran
Succeeded by
Government of Mir-Hossein Mousavi