Sowlat Mortazavi

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Sowlat Mortazavi
Solat Mortazavi in Arbor Day (cropped).jpg
Mayor of Mashhad
In office
1 October 2013 – 1 September 2017
Preceded byMohammad Pejman
Succeeded byGhasem Taghizadeh-Khamesi
Personal details
Born (1955-05-05) 5 May 1955 (age 64)
Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari, Iran
Political partySociety of Devotees of the Islamic Revolution[1]

Sowlat Mortazavi (Persian: صولت مرتضوی‎, born 5 May 1955) is an Iranian conservative politician and the former Mayor of Mashhad. He was elected as the Mayor by the City Council by 19 votes on 20 September 2013 and sworn in on 1 October.[2] Before that, he was under-secretary in Politics of Ministry of Interior during Mostafa Mohammad Najjar's time as Interior Minister. He was also Mayor of Birjand from 1990 to 1999.[3]

He was appointed as head of Country's Election Headquarters on 17 May 2011.[4] On 20 June 2017, he was suspended from his position as Mayor of Mashhad and all political offices by administrative justice court after he prevented from auditing in the municipality.[5]


  1. ^ Samii, Abbas W. (Winter 2005), "The Changing Landscape of Party Politics in Iran—A Case Study" (PDF), Journal of the European Society for Iranian Studies (1): 53–62
  2. ^ صولت مرتضوی شهردار مشهد شد؛ پژمان به تهران آمد
  3. ^ سیدصولت مرتضوی، از بخشداری زادگاهش تا شهرداری مشهد
  4. ^ سیدصولت مرتضوی ‌رئیس ستاد انتخابات کشور ‌شد. Aftab News Agency (in Persian). 17 May 2011. Retrieved 17 August 2016.
  5. ^ [1]

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Government offices
Preceded by
Kamran Daneshjoo
Head of Country's Election Headquarters
2012 legislative election
2013 presidential election
Succeeded by
Mohammad-Hossein Moghimi