Political parties in Iran

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This article lists political parties in Iran.

Parties active inside Iran[edit]

Principlists[edit]

Main active parties
Party Secretary-General
Combatant Clergy Association Mohammad-Ali Movahedi Kermani
Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom Mohammad Yazdi
Islamic Coalition Party Mohammad-Nabi Habibi
Society of Devotees of the Islamic Revolution Mohammad Javad Ameri
Front of Islamic Revolution Stability Morteza Agha-Tehrani
YEKTA Front Hamid-Reza Haji Babaee
Other parties
Party Secretary-General
Islamic Society of Engineers Mohammad-Reza Bahonar
Society of Pathseekers of the Islamic Revolution Parviz Sarvari
Islamic Association of Physicians Shahabedin Sadr
Islamic Society of Employees Kamal Sajjadi
Islamic Society of Athletes Hassan Ghafourifard
Zeynab Society Azam Haji-Abbasi
Association of Islamic Revolution Loyalists Hassan Ghafourifard
Fadayeen of Islam Society Mohammad-Mehdi Abdekhodaei
Development and Justice Party Abdolhossein Ruholamini
Green Party Hossein Kanani Moghaddam
Progress and Justice Population of Islamic Iran Hossein Ghorbanzadeh
Modern Thinkers Party of Islamic Iran Amir Mohebbian
Islamic Iran Freedom Party[1] Issa Kakoui

Reformists[edit]

Main active parties
Party Secretary-General
Association of Combatant Clerics Mohammad Mousavi Khoeiniha
Islamic Labour Party Hossein Kamali
Executives of Construction Party Gholamhossein Karbaschi
National Trust Party Mehdi Karroubi
Union of Islamic Iran People Party Ali Shakouri-Rad
NEDA Party Sadegh Kharazi
Islamic Iran Freedom and Justice Organization Mehdi Moghaddari
Moderation and Development Party Mohammad Bagher Nobakht
Other parties
Party Secretary-General
Assembly of Qom Seminary Scholars and Researchers Hossein Mousavi Tabrizi
Islamic Association of Teachers Abdolrazzagh Mousavi
Islamic Association of Engineers Ali-Mohammad Gharbiani
Islamic Association of Iranian Medical Society Mohammadreza Zafarghandi
Islamic Association of University Instructors Mahmoud Sadeghi
Association of Followers of the Imam's Line Hadi Khamenei
Islamic Iran Solidarity Party Ali-Asghar Ahmadi
Democracy Party Mostafa Kavakebian
Will of the Iranian Nation Party Ahmad Hakimipour
Association of the Women of the Islamic Republic Zahra Mostafavi Khomeini
Islamic Assembly of Ladies Fatemeh Karroubi
Worker House Alireza Mahjoub
Popular Party of Reforms Mohammad Zare Foumani
Banned parties
Party Secretary-General
Islamic Iran Participation Front Mohsen Mirdamadi
Mojahedin of the Islamic Revolution of Iran Organization Mohammad Salamati
The Green Path of Hope None

Outlawed parties tolerated inside Iran[edit]

Party Ideology Religion Secretary-General
National Front Nationalism Secular Vacant
Pan-Iranist Party Pan-Iranism Secular Zahra Gholamipour
Nation Party Pan-Iranism Secular Khosrow Seif
Movement of Militant Muslims Socialism Islamic Habibollah Payman
Freedom Movement of Iran Nationalism Islamic Mohammad Tavasoli
Council of Nationalist-Religious Activists Nationalism Islamic None

Opposition parties active in exile[edit]

Monarchists[edit]

All monarchist organizations are secular and claim restoring the Pahlavi dynasty:

Party Leader Base
Kingdom Assembly of Iran (Tondar) Frood Fouladvand  United States
Constitutionalist Party of Iran – Liberal Democrat Foad Pashaie  United States
National Council of Iran Reza Pahlavi  France

Ethnic/Secessionist[edit]

Party Ethnicity Leader Base
Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan Kurdish Mustafa Hijri  Iraq
Kurdistan Democratic Party Kurdish Mostafa Moloudi  Iraq
Komala Party of Iranian Kurdistan Kurdish Abdullah Mohtadi  Iraq
Komalah Organization of the Communist Party of Iran Kurdish Ibrahim Alizade  Iraq
Kurdistan Freedom Party Kurdish Hussein Yazdanpanah  Iraq
Organization of Iranian Kurdistan Struggle Kurdish Baba Sheikh Hosseini  Iraq
Kurdistan Free Life Party Kurdish Siamand Moini and Zîlan Vejîn  Turkey
Southern Azerbaijan National Awakening Movement Azeri Mahmudali Chehregani  Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan National Resistance Organization Azeri Unknown  Azerbaijan
South Azerbaijan National Liberation Movement Azeri Piruz Dilanchi  Azerbaijan

Leftists[edit]

Party Leader Base
Maryam Rajavi  France
 Albania
Tudeh Party of Iran Mohammad Omidvar  Germany
 United Kingdom
Communist Party of Iran Unknown Unknown
Communist Party of Iran (Marxist–Leninist–Maoist) Unknown Unknown
Laborers’ Party of Iran Unknown  Sweden
Labour Party of Iran Unknown  Germany
Worker-communist Party of Iran Hamid Taqvaee  Germany
Worker-communist Party of Iran – Hekmatist Rahman Hosseinzadeh  Sweden
Iranian People's Fedai Guerrillas Ashraf Dehghani  United Kingdom
Organization of Iranian People's Fedaian – Majority Behrouz Khaliq  Germany
Fedaian Organisation – Minority Akbar Kamyabi  Netherlands
Organization of Iranian People's Fedai Guerrillas – Identity Mehdi Same  France
Organization of Iranian People's Fedai Guerrillas Hossein Zohari  Germany
Worker’s Way Unknown  Germany

Others[edit]

Party Ideology Leader Base
Glorious Frontiers Party Nationalism Roozbeh Farahanipour  United States
Green Party of Iran Green Kazem Moussavi  Germany
Social Democratic Party of Iran Social democracy Jalal Madani  Germany
Iran Revival Liberalism 40 Activists  USA

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rohollah Faghihi (9 September 2015), "Tehran's ever-ambitious mayor", Al-Monitor, retrieved 1 June 2017

Abrahamian, Ervand (1982). Iran between two revolutions. Princeton University Press. ISBN 978-0-691-10134-7