Islamic Iran Participation Front

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Islamic Iran Participation Front
جبهه مشارکت ایران اسلامی
General Secretary Mohsen Mirdamadi
Spokesperson Hossein Kashefi
Founded December 5, 1998 (1998-12-05)[1]
Legalised February 19, 1999 (1999-02-19)[2]
Dissolved 2009 (banned)[3]
Succeeded by Union of Islamic Iran People Party[4]
Headquarters Tehran, Iran
Newspaper Mosharekat (Official)
Unofficial:
Eqbal
Sobh-e Emrooz
Jame'e
Toos
Neshat
Khordad
Ideology Catch-all[5]
Reformism
Islamic democracy[6]
Islamic liberalism[6]
Religion Islam
National affiliation Council for coordinating the Reforms Front
International affiliation None
Slogan Iran for all Iranians

The Islamic Iran Participation Front (Persian: جبهه مشارکت ایران اسلامی‎‎; Jebheye Mosharekate Iran-e Eslaami) is a reformist political party in Iran. It is sometimes described as the most dominant member within the 2nd of Khordad Front.[7]

History and profile[edit]

Founded in late 1998,[8] the main motto of the IIPF is "Iran for all Iranians" (ایران برای همه ایرانیان in Persian).[6] While still backing Islam, the state religion of Iran, the party is among the evangelizers of democracy in Iran. It was led by former Secretary-General of the party, Mohammad Reza Khatami (the brother of Mohammad Khatami, the fifth President of Iran) before the election of Mohsen Mirdamadi as new Secretary-General in 9th congress.

In 2004, Mohammad Reza Khatami, along with other prominent members such as Elaheh Koulaei, Mohsen Mirdamadi, and Ali Shakouri-Rad were barred from standing in the parliament elections by the Council of Guardians.

In spring of 2005, this party supported Mostafa Moin in the presidential election together with its unofficial daily Eqbal which was disestablished in July 2005.[6]

The decision center of the party is the Central Council, which has thirty members. Some of the members are:[5]

In June 2009 Mohsen Mirdamadi and Saeed Hajjarian were arrested during the aftermath of the 2009 presidential elections and subsequent protests.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mohammad Ali Zandi. "Islamic Iran Participation Front" (in Persian). Baqir al-Ulum Research Center. Retrieved 21 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "List of Legally Registerred Parties in Iran". Khorasan Newspaper. Pars Times. July 30, 2000. p. 4. Retrieved 21 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "New reformist party meets". Islamic Republic News Agency. 21 August 2015. Retrieved 21 August 2015. 
  4. ^ "نارضایتی محافظه کاران در ایران از تشکیل یک 'حزب اصلاح طلب' جدید". BBC Persian (in Persian). Retrieved 21 August 2015. 
  5. ^ a b Mohammadighalehtaki, Ariabarzan (2012). Organisational Change in Political Parties in Iran after the Islamic Revolution of 1979. With Special Reference to the Islamic Republic Party (IRP) and the Islamic Iran Participation Front Party (Mosharekat) (Ph.D. thesis). Durham University. 
  6. ^ a b c d "Islamic Iran Participation Front" (PDF). Iran Data Portal. 2009. Retrieved 13 October 2013. 
  7. ^ 1/9/2001 2nd Khordad Front must ponder over every aspect of their actions: daily Net Native
  8. ^ "Jebheh-ye Mosharekat-e Iran-e Islami" (PDF). Syracuse University. Retrieved 10 May 2016. 

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