Islamic Iran Participation Front
|General Secretary||Mohsen Mirdamadi|
|Founded||December 5, 1998|
|Legalised||February 19, 1999|
|Succeeded by||Union of Islamic Iran People Party|
|National affiliation||Council for coordinating the Reforms Front|
|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.
According to Muhammad Sahimi, it is "the largest political party in Iran, with thousands of members, tens of thousands of activists and sympathizers, and offices in most cities and towns. It has a serious platform and program for running the country".
History and profile
Founded in late 1998, the main motto of the IIPF is "Iran for all Iranians" (Persian: ایران برای همه ایرانیان). While still backing Islam, the state religion of Iran, the party is among the evangelizers of democracy in Iran. Some members of the front however belong to different factions and ideologies, as described by Saeed Hajjarian it is "the party of between the two Abbas" (Persian: حزب بینالعباسین, referring to the gap between right-winger Abbas Duzduzani and left-winger Abbas Abdi).
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.
The decision center of the party is the Central Council, which has thirty members. Some of the members are:
- Mohammad Reza Khatami
- Saeed Hajjarian
- Elaheh Koulaei
- Mostafa Tajzadeh
- Mohsen Mirdamadi
- Abdollah Ramezanzadeh
- Safdar Hosseini
- Ali Shakouri-Rad
- Jalal Jalalizadeh
- Ahmad Shirzad
- Hadi Ghabel
- Davoud Soleymani
- Saeed Shirkavand
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