Who is Mohammad Mokhbér appointed by Khamenei as interim president?

Who is Mohammad Mokhbér appointed by Khamenei as interim president?
Who is Mohammad Mokhbér appointed by Khamenei as interim president?

By Le Figaro with AFP

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Update yesterday at 10:46

Mohammad Mokhbér, vice-president of the Republic of Iran since 2021, takes over as head of the country after the death of Ebarhim Raïssi.
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After the announcement of the death of President Ebrahim Raïssi in a helicopter accident, the Vice-President of the Republic of Iran, in this position since 2021, takes over as head of the country for a maximum period of fifty days, in the waiting for a new election.

After the death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raïssi, who died on Sunday in a helicopter accident according to media reports, the first vice-president, Mohammad Mokhber, takes over as interim before the organization of a new election. This must be held within 50 days, according to the Iranian Constitution.

Article 131 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic provides that, “in the event of death, dismissal, resignation, absence or illness of more than two months of the president”It is “the first vice president who will assume the powers of the president”. This process must have “the approval of the Supreme Leader”specifies the article, while Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is the highest authority in the country and its head of state.

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The future interim president, Mohammad Mokhber, 68, was appointed by Ebrahim Raïssi as first vice-president in August 2021, after the presidential election. He was born in Dezfoul in the southwest province of Khuzestan, where he held several official positions. He was also a business manager and has chaired the Foundation of the Order of the Imam (Setad) since 2007.

This foundation was established in the late 1980s to manage properties confiscated following the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Over the years, it has become a major state economic conglomerate with shares in various sectors, including including health.

Since the 1979 revolution, the president has been appointed for four years, renewable once consecutively. Assisted by several vice-presidents, he is responsible for appointing and directing the Council of Ministers because the post of prime minister does not exist in Iran.

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