Mostafa Hashemitaba

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Mostafa Hashemitaba
Mostafa Hashemitaba at YJC 09 (cropped).jpg
Vice President of Iran
Head of Physical Education Organization
In office
16 February 1994 – 10 November 2001
PresidentAkbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
Mohammad Khatami
Preceded byHassan Ghafourifard
Succeeded byMohsen Mehralizadeh
Minister of Heavy Industries
In office
4 August 1981 – 31 May 1982
PresidentMohammad-Ali Rajai
Ali Khamenei
Prime MinisterMohammad-Javad Bahonar
Mohammad-Reza Mahdavi Kani
Mir-Hossein Mousavi
Preceded byMohammad Reza Nematzadeh
Succeeded byBehzad Nabavi
Personal details
Born (1946-05-22) 22 May 1946 (age 73)[1][2]
Isfahan, Iran
Political partyExecutives of Construction Party
Children2 daughters, 1 son[2]
Alma materAmir Kabir University of Technology[3]
ProfessionTextile engineer[4]
AwardsANOC Merit Award (2001)[5]

Mostafa Hashemitaba (Persian: مصطفی هاشمی‌طبا‎; born 22 May 1946) is an Iranian reformist politician. Hashemitaba served as Iran's minister of industries and vice president,[3] as well as head of National Olympic Committee of Iran.[6] He is described as having 'centrist' views.[7]

He was a candidate in the 2001 Iranian presidential election,[7] and was placed 10th. He was also a candidate in the 2017 election.

Hashemitaba is co-founder of the Executives of Construction Party[7] and former member of its central committee,[8] known as one of the senior figures[9] among the party's conservative faction.[4] In 2017, Tasnim News Agency wrote that Hashemitaba has not been active in the party since about ten years ago.[10] He focuses on the environment in campaign speeches.[11]

Hashemitaba made a cameo in the film Jang Athar in 1980.[12]

Electoral history[edit]

Year Election Votes % Rank Notes
2001 President 28,090 0.1 10th Lost
2017 President 214,441 0.5 4th Lost[13]


  1. ^ "گذری بر فعالیت‌های سیاسی و اجرایی نامزدهای نهایی انتخابات 96". 21 April 2017.
  2. ^ a b "مشخصات شناسنامه‌ای ۶ کاندیدای ریاست‌جمهوری". 21 April 2017.
  3. ^ a b "HASHEMI TABA, Mr. Mostafa [Parties]" (in Persian). Iran Almanac. Retrieved 28 March 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Iran's Presidential Candidates". The Associated Press. The Washington Post. 5 June 2001. Retrieved 25 January 2017.
  5. ^ "List of Laureates of ANOC Merit Award" (PDF). Association of National Olympic Committees. 30 November 2016. p. 3. Retrieved 28 March 2017.
  6. ^ "Hashemi-Taba Says Iran Hot Favorite in Five Olympic Fields". Mehr News Agency. 20 June 2003. Retrieved 28 June 2013.
  7. ^ a b c Muir, Jim (1 June 2001). "Iran election: People and policies". BBC. Tehran. Retrieved 28 June 2013.
  8. ^ Muhammad Sahimi (28 April 2010). "The Middle Road of Hashemi Rafsanjani". TehranBureau. Retrieved 25 January 2017.
  9. ^ Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Iran: The National Kargozaran-Sazandegi Party; political view, its leaders, branches, and participation in any election in Iran (1998), 19 February 2002, IRN38586.E, available at: [accessed 19 March 2017]
  10. ^ "۶ کاندیدای انتخابات در کدام احزاب عضو هستند؟". 4 May 2017.
  11. ^ "Iranian Candidate Hashemitaba Focuses on Environment in Campaign Speech". 9 May 2017.
  12. ^ "سکانسی از همبازی‌شدن نامزد ریاست‌جمهوری با فرامرز قریبیان در یک فیلم!". 3 May 2017.
  13. ^ "Final resuls of presidential election by province and county" (in Persian). Ministry of Interior. 8 June 2017. Retrieved 8 June 2017.
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Hassan Ghafourifard
President of National Olympic Committee of Iran
Succeeded by
Issa Kalantari
Preceded by
Hossein Mahlouji
President of National Olympic Committee of Iran
Succeeded by
Reza Gharakhanloo