Moderation and Development Party

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Moderation and Development Party
Leader Hassan Rouhani[1]
Secretary-General Mohammad Bagher Nobakht[2]
Founded 1999[1]
Headquarters Tehran, Iran
Ideology Pragmatism
Islamic democracy
Political position Centre[3]

Moderation and Development Party (Persian: حزب اعتدال و توسعه‎, translit. Hezb-e E'tedāl va Towse'eh‎) is a political party in Iran. It is a pragmatic-centrist political party which held its first congress in 2002.[4] The party has been allied with Popular Coalition of Reforms[3] and Pervasive Coalition of Reformists[5] in parliamentary elections.

The party has had good relations with both Mohammad Khatami’s reform program and Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.[2]


Current officeholders[edit]



  1. ^ a b Seyed Hossein Mousavian (5 July 2013), "The Rise of the Iranian Moderates", Al-Monitor, retrieved 7 December 2016 
  2. ^ a b Khani, Mohamamd Hassan (17 July 2012). "Political Parties in the Islamic Republic of Iran". Iran Review. Retrieved 1 April 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Q&A;: Iran parliamentary election". BBC World. Retrieved March 10, 2015. 
  4. ^ Leaders of Iran
  5. ^ "فهرست انتخاباتی ائتلاف حزب اعتدال و توسعه، اصلاح‌طلبان و همراهان دولت در تهران". Iranian Students' News Agency (in Persian). 16 February 2016. Retrieved 16 February 2016.