Mostafa Kavakebian

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Mostafa Kavakebian
Mostafa Kavakebian in DPI congress.jpg
Member of the Parliament of Iran
Assumed office
28 May 2016
Constituency Tehran, Rey, Shemiranat and Eslamshahr
Majority 1,260,174 (38.81%)
In office
28 May 2008 – 28 May 2012
Preceded by Hadi Doust-Mohammadi
Succeeded by Alireza Khosravi
Constituency Semnan and Mehdishahr
Majority 20,789 (32.99%)
Personal details
Born (1963-03-18) 18 March 1963 (age 53)
Semnan, Iran
Political party Democracy Party
Other political
Alma mater Imam Sadegh University
Religion Islam

Mostafa Kavakebian (Persian: مصطفی کواکبیان‎‎; born on 18 March 1963) is an Iranian reformist politician and representative of Tehran at the Parliament of Iran. He was formerly represented Semnan and Mehdishahr in the parliament from 2008 until 2012.

Early life[edit]

Kavakebian was born in Semnan on 18 March 1963. He lived in Semnan until the end of his high school term. In 1982, he entered the Imam Sadegh University for undergraduate study in political science. He has a Ph.D. in political science from the Tarbiat Modarres University.


Kavakebian is a leader of Democracy Party as a reformist party that he founded in 2000.[2] He was the leader of the 'Popular Reformist Coalition' that to running on 2004 and 2008 legislative election. He was a member of reformist faction in the Parliament.[3] He founded Popular Coalition of Supporters of Mir-Hossein Mousavi in the 2009 Iranian presidential election. Before he founded his party, he was the deputy leader of the 'Unity Party'. He is also the editor-in-chief of Mardomsalari newspaper.[2] He was seeking to keep his seat in the 2012 election as leader of the Democratic Coalition of Reformists, but was not elected.[4]

On 25 January 2013, Kavakebian was nominated as a candidate for the presidential elections which took place in June 2013 by his party.[2]

On 25 April 2013, he held a press-conference in Qom, and expressed his own comments about the coming presidential election.[5] He was registered for the election but his bid was rejected by Guardian Council.[6] He later supported Mohammad-Reza Aref in the election.

Following a successful campaign for parliament to represent a district in Tehran, he assumed office on 28 May 2016.

Electoral history[edit]

Year Election Votes  % Rank Notes
2005 President Disqualified
2008 Parliament[a] 20,789 32.99 1st Won[7]
2012 Parliament[a] Increase 26,377 Decrease 31.09 2nd Lost[8]
2013 President Disqualified
2016 Parliament[b] 1,260,174 38.81 9th Won[9]


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