|Member of the Parliament of Iran|
28 May 2016
|Constituency||Tehran, Rey, Shemiranat and Eslamshahr|
28 May 2008 – 28 May 2012
|Preceded by||Hadi Doust-Mohammadi|
|Succeeded by||Alireza Khosravi|
|Constituency||Semnan and Mehdishahr|
18 March 1963 |
|Political party||Democracy Party|
|Alma mater||Imam Sadegh University|
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.
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. 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. 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. He was seeking to keep his seat in the 2012 election as leader of the Democratic Coalition of Reformists, but was not elected.
On 25 April 2013, he held a press-conference in Qom, and expressed his own comments about the coming presidential election. He was registered for the election but his bid was rejected by Guardian Council. 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.
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