Abolhassan Banisadr

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About Abolhassan Banisadr Abolhassan Banisadr (Persian: ابوالحسن بنی‌صدر; born 22 March 1933) was the first President of Iran, following the 1979 Iranian Revolution and the abolition of the monarchy.Early life Banisadr had participated in the anti-Shah student movement during the early 1960s, was imprisoned twice, and was wounded during an uprising in 1963. He then fled to France and joined the Iranian resistance group led by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. Banisadr returned to Iran together with Khomeini as the revolution was beginning in February 1979. He was the deputy economy and finance minister and acting foreign minister briefly during 1979, and the finance minister from 1979 to 1980. He studied Finance and Economics at Sorbonne. Presidency Banisadr.jpg He was elected to a four-year term as President on 25 January 1980, receiving 78.9 percent of the vote in a competitive election against Ahmad Madani, Hassan Habibi, Sadegh Tabatabaee, Dariush Forouhar, Sadegh Ghotbzadeh, Kazem Sami, Mohammad Makri, Hassan Ghafourifard, and Hassan Ayat, and inaugurated on 4 February. Khomeini remained the Supreme Leader of Iran, with the constitutional authority to dismiss the President. The inaugural ceremonies were held at the hospital where Khomeini was recovering from a heart ailment. Banisadr was not an Islamic cleric; Khomeini had insisted that clerics should not run for positions in the government. In August and September 1980, Banisadr survived two helicopter crashes near the Iranian border with Iraq. Banisadr soon fell out with Khomeini, who reclaimed the power of Commander-in-Chief on 10 June 1981.

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1. Abolhassan Banisadr 659568
2. S. H. Kazemeyni 459817
3. F. Mostafa Soltani 271141
4. Mahmudali Chehregani 205577
5. Massoud Rajavi 189000
6. Maryam Rajavi 172328
7. Mousavi 156791
8. Prince Reza Pahlavi 148618
9. A. R. Ghassemlou 89349
10. Ruhollah M. Khomeini 66395

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6. Ahmed Shah BaBa 384548
7. Abdul Ali Mazari 274186
8. F. Mostafa Soltani 271141
9. Mahmudali Chehregani 205577
10. Massoud Rajavi 189000

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