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Eshaq Jahangiri

اسحاق جهانگیری
Eshaq Jahangiri
First Vice President of Iran
Assumed office
4 August 2013
President Hassan Rouhani
Preceded by Mohammad-Reza Rahimi
Minister of Industries
In office
21 August 1997 – 25 August 2005
President Mohammad Khatami
Preceded by Gholamreza Shafaei
Succeeded by Ali Akbar Mehrabian
Governor of Isfahan
In office
1 September 1992 – 20 August 1997
Preceded by Gholamhossein Karbaschi
Succeeded by Morteza Bakhtiari
Member of the Parliament of Iran
In office
28 May 1984 – 25 May 1992
Constituency Jiroft
Personal details
Born (1957-01-10) 10 January 1957
Sirjan, Iran
Political party Executives of Construction Party
Spouse(s) Manijeh Jahangiri (m. 1979)
Children 3
Residence Sa'dabad Palace (Official)
Tehranpars (Private)
Alma mater University of Kerman
University of Science and Technology
Religion Shia Islam
Website Official website

Eshaq Jahangiri Kouhshahi (Persian: ‌اسحاق جهانگیری کوهشاهی‎, born 10 January 1957) is an Iranian politician and human rights activist and first vice president of Hassan Rouhani's government. Jahangiri was the minister of industries and mines from 1997 to 2005 under President Mohammad Khatami. Before that, he was governor of Isfahan Province.[1] He was also a member of Parliament for two terms.

Early life and education

Jahangiri was born on 10 January 1957 in baft, kerman Province. He graduated from University of Kerman with a degree in physics. He was active in revolutionary groups prior to the Iranian Revolution and once was wounded by the forces of the Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.[1] He later received his second Ph.D from Iran University of Science and Technology in industrial engineering.


Jahangiri began his political career following the Iranian revolution. He became deputy head of the agriculture department in Kerman in July 1980. Then, he was appointed its head in 1982. He was elected to the Iranian Parliament in 1984 election. He was also reelected in next election. He was appointed governor of Isfahan on 1 September 1992 by Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani to replace with Gholamhossein Karbaschi. He held the position until 20 August 1997 when he was nominated by Mohammad Khatami as the minister of mines and metals and was confirmed by the Parliament.[2] His portfolio was later changed to the minister of industries and mines[3] and he held that position until President Ahmadinejad's cabinet took over in 2005.[4]

In 2008, it was rumored that Jahangiri would run for a seat in the Parliament but he rejected all.[5] He was also a potential reformist's candidate in 2013 presidential election but he withdrew in favor of Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and then became Rafsanjani's campaign manager. He was co-founder of Executives of Construction Party and served as its secretary general from 2006 to 2010. He was also a member of Mir-Hossein Mousavi's presidential campaign in 2009 presidential election. On 23 July 2013, it was reported that Jahangiri is the next First Vice President and will be appointed by Rouhani after his inauguration.[6] On 29 July, it was confirmed officially, pending his appointment for the post in the inauguration day.[7] He was formally appointed on 4 August by Rouhani as his first vice president, replaced Mohammad-Reza Rahimi.[8]


  1. ^ a b "Cabinet Members of Iran". The Iranian Trade Association Inc. 2 March 2000. Archived from the original on 7 October 2011. Retrieved 10 June 2009. 
  2. ^ Valinejad, Afshin. "Parliament Approves Iran Cabinet".  
  3. ^ "Iranian President Names New Ministers to Parliament". People Daily. 4 January 2001. Retrieved 10 June 2009. 
  4. ^ "سرفصل اخبار چهارشنبه 2شهريو1384" (in Iranian). The Presidency of The Islamic Republic of Iran. 2006. Archived from the original on 11 October 2007. Retrieved 10 June 2009. 
  5. ^ "Iran Reformers Struggle for Impact in Parliament".  
  6. ^ هشت نفر از اعضای کابینه روحانی نهایی شدند +اسامی Iran Elect
  7. ^ اسامی 33 نفر از اعضای کابینه دولت تدبیر و امید/ تغییرات در فهرست نهایی تا روز تحلیف ادامه دارد Iran Elect
  8. ^ Tabnak News
Political offices
Preceded by
Gholamhossein Karbaschi
Governor of Isfahan
Succeeded by
Morteza Bakhtiari
Preceded by
Gholamreza Shafaei
Minister of Industries and Mines
Succeeded by
Ali Akbar Mehrabian
Preceded by
Mohammad-Reza Rahimi
First Vice President of Iran
Succeeded by
Party political offices
Preceded by
Reza Amrollahi
Secretary General of Executives of Construction Party
Succeeded by
Reza Malekzadeh
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