Mohsen Mehralizadeh

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Mohsen Mehralizadeh
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Vice President of Iran
Head of Physical Education Organization
In office
10 November 2001 – 26 September 2005
President Mohammad Khatami
Preceded by Mostafa Hashemitaba
Succeeded by Mohammad Aliabadi
Governor of Khorasan
In office
President Mohammad Khatami
Preceded by Abdollah Kupaei
Succeeded by Hassan Rasouli
Personal details
Born (1956-09-30) September 30, 1956 (age 60)
Maragheh, East Azerbaijan, Iran
Religion Islam

Mohsen Mehralizadeh (Persian: محسن مهرعلیزاده‎‎; born September 30, 1956) is an Iranian reformist politician. He was a Vice President of Iran and the head of the National Sports Organization of Iran under President Khatami. He is an ethnic Azerbaijani.

Mehralizadeh was the governor of the Khorasan in Khatami's first term of presidency.

Presidential candidature[edit]

During the campaign for 2005 presidential election, Mehralizadeh announced his ambition for presidentcy on December 29 and said he was the candidate for the younger generation. He received some support from Majlis representatives of Guilan, Azerbaijan and Khorasan. On May 22, 2005, the Guardian Council rejected Mehralizadeh and Mostafa Moeen's candidacy, but the next day they approved both reformist candidates after the controversial letter of Ayatollah Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of Iran, who specifically asked for their approval.[1]

Mehralizadeh ranked last in the seven candidates running on June 17, 2005, securing about 1,300,000 votes (4.40%), a record number and percentage for a last finishing presidential candidate in Iran. He ranked first in the all of the three provinces of the Iranian Azerbaijan.


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