Majid Ansari

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Majid Ansari
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Vice President of Iran
for Legal Affairs
Assumed office
12 July 2016
President Hassan Rouhani
Preceded by Elham Aminzadeh
Vice President of Iran
for Parliamentary Affairs
In office
1 September 2013 – 12 July 2016
President Hassan Rouhani
Preceded by Lotfollah Forouzandeh
Succeeded by Hossein Ali Amiri
In office
October 13, 2004 – August 3, 2005
President Mohammad Khatami
Preceded by Mohammad-Ali Abtahi
Succeeded by Ahmad Mousavi (Parliamentary and Legal Affairs)
Member of Parliament of Iran
In office
1980–2004
Constituency Kerman
Personal details
Born 1950 (age 66–67)
Kerman, Iran
Political party Association of Combatant Clerics

Majid Ansari (Persian: مجید انصاری‎‎; born in 1950 in Zarand, Kerman Province), is an Iranian politician and cleric. He is currently Vice President for Legal Affairs since July 12, 2016. Previously held vice presidency in parliamentary affairs from October 12, 2004 to August 29, 2005, appointed by President Mohammad Khatami and the second term from September 1, 2013 until July 12, 2016 under President Hassan Rouhani.

Ansari is also a representative to the Assembly of Experts and a member of the Expediency Discernment Council. Politically, he is a member of the Central Council of Association of Combatant Clerics.

Previously, he has been a representative of Tehran in the Parliament of Iran until 2004. Ansari has openly supported Sadegh Khalkhali, the hanging judge and his serial executions.[1]

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