Mohammad-Reza Bahonar

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Mohammad-Reza Bahonar
Mohammad Reza Bahonar in 2015 Islamic Society of Engineers Congress.jpg
First Deputy Speaker of the Parliament of Iran
In office
31 May 2011 – 28 May 2012
Preceded by Hassan Aboutorabi Fard
Succeeded by Hassan Aboutorabi Fard
In office
7 June 2004 – 31 May 2008
Preceded by Mohammad-Reza Khatami
Succeeded by Hassan Aboutorabi Fard
Member of the Parliament of Iran[1]
In office
28 May 2004 – 28 May 2016
Constituency Tehran, Rey, Shemiranat and Eslamshahr (8th-9th term)
Ravar (7th term)
In office
28 May 1984 – 26 May 2000
Constituency Tehran, Rey, Shemiranat and Eslamshahr (3rd-5th term)
Baft (2nd term)
Personal details
Born (1952-02-02) February 2, 1952 (age 64)
Kerman, Iran
Political party Islamic Society of Engineers[2]
Other political
affiliations
Front of Followers of the Line of the Imam and the Leader
United Front of Principlists
Alma mater Allameh Tabatabaei University
University of Science and Technology
Religion Shia Islam

Mohammad-Reza Bahonar (Persian: محمدرضا باهنر‎‎, born 2 February 1952) is an Iranian principlist politician who was member of the Parliament of Iran for 28 years. He is also secretary general of Islamic Society of Engineers.

Early years[edit]

Bahonar was born on 2 February 1952 in Kerman. He is the brother of former Prime Minister Mohammad-Javad Bahonar who was assassinated in 1981.[3]

Career[edit]

Bahonar cofounded the Islamic Society of Engineers in 1991.[3] He has been elected as a representative from Kerman and Tehran for six terms.[3] He also served at the Expediency Council for three terms.[3] He is considered a key member of the conservative alliance, and was considered a possible candidate for the post of the speaker or the leader of the conservative faction in the parliament. He later refused to run for the post of speaker possibly because of a deal made inside the conservative alliance, so he decided to run for the post of deputy speaker. He became the first deputy speaker on 6 June 2004 with 188 votes out of 259. The other running candidate for the post of deputy speaker was Mohammad-Hassan Aboutorabi Fard, a representative from Qazvin who became the second deputy speaker with 173 votes.[citation needed]

Following Hassan Rouhani's election as President, Bahonar was appointed by Chairman Ali Larijani as the parliament's liaison to the newly elected executive branch in transition mandate.[4] On 25 December 2015, he announced he will retiring from his seat in Iranian Parliament after declined to run in 2016 election.

Attacking Iranian University students[edit]

In a speech at Shiraz University, Bahonar harshly attacked students of Amirkabir University who criticized Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in December 2006. His lecture generated anger among the students. He also called for punishing the students, while accusing them of being sex and alcohol addicts.[5]

Electoral history[edit]

Year Election Votes  % Rank Notes
1984[a] Parliament 21,990 53.8 1st Won[6]
1988[b] Parliament Round 1 No Data Available Went to Round 2
Parliament Round 2 314,935 35.9 Won[7]
1992[b] Parliament Round 1 No Data Available Went to Round 2
Parliament Round 2 Increase 506,998 Increase 49.4 Won[8]
1996[b] Parliament Round 1 No Data Available Went to Round 2
Parliament Round 2 Increase 569,639 Decrease 38.8 Won[9]
2000[b] Parliament Decrease 451,343 Decrease 15.39 41st Lost[10]
2004[c] Parliament 109,038 52.32 1st Won[11]
2008[b] Parliament Increase 549,280 Increase 31.55 6th Won[12]
2012[b] Parliament Round 1 Decrease 336,391 Decrease 15.86 20th Went to Round 2[13]
Parliament Round 2 Increase 368,096 Increase 32.67 7th Won[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parliament members". Iranian Parliament. Retrieved 28 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "List of Legally Registerred Parties in Iran". Khorasan Newspaper. Pars Times. July 30, 2000. p. 4. Retrieved 21 August 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Iran's Political Elite". United States Institute of Peace. Retrieved 28 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Iran News Round Up". American Enterprise Institute. 20 June 2013. Retrieved 25 June 2013. Rouhani appointed Economic Research Department Deputy at the Expediency Council’s Center for Strategic Research Mohammad Bagher Nobakht to represent the executive and Speaker of Parliament Ali Larijani appointed his deputy Mohammad Reza Bahonar to represent the legislative branch in an effort to “establish communication and moderation” between the two institutions. 
  5. ^ باهنر: هر کس خربزه می خورد، پای لرزش هم بنشیند (ROOZ)
  6. ^ "Getting to Know the Representatives in the Majles" (PDF), Iranian Parliament, The Iran Social Science Data Portal, p. 165 
  7. ^ "Getting to Know the Representatives in the Majles" (PDF), Iranian Parliament, The Iran Social Science Data Portal, p. 275 
  8. ^ "Getting to Know the Representatives in the Majles" (PDF), Iranian Parliament, The Iran Social Science Data Portal, p. 503 
  9. ^ "Getting to Know the Representatives in the Majles" (PDF), Iranian Parliament, The Iran Social Science Data Portal, p. 387 
  10. ^ آگهی نتیجه انتخابات ششمین دوره مجلس شورای اسلامی در حوزه انتخابیه تهران، ری، شمیرانات و اسلامشهر (in Persian), archived from the original on 9 June 2011 
  11. ^ "Getting to Know the Representatives in the Majles" (PDF), Iranian Parliament, The Iran Social Science Data Portal, p. 30 
  12. ^ "نتيجه قطعي انتخابات تهران اعلام شد", Fars News Agency (in Persian), 17 March 2008, retrieved 10 February 2016 
  13. ^ "۵۲۷ کاندیدای تهران در انتخابات ۱۲ اسفند چقدر رای آوردند؟", Khabaronline (in Persian), 18 March 2012, retrieved 10 February 2016 
  14. ^ نتایج نهایی و رسمی مرحله دوم انتخابات تهران + گرایش سیاسی. Asr Iran (in Persian). 16 May 2012. 212705. Retrieved 8 June 2015.