Ahmad Tavakkoli

احمد توکلی

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(Wikipedia) - Ahmad Tavakkoli Ahmad Tavakkoli احمد توکلی Minister of Labour PresidentPrime Minister Preceded by Succeeded by Head of Relief Foundation Preceded by Succeeded by Member of the Parliament of Iran Constituency Constituency Personal details Born Political party Residence Alma mater Religion Website
In office 12 November 1981 – 1 November 1985
Ali Khamenei
Mir-Hossein Mousavi
Mir-Mohammad Sadeqi
Abolqasem Sarhadizadeh
In office 19 December 1979 – 12 November 1981
Habibollah Asgaroladi
Mehdi Karoubi
Assumed office 3 May 2004
In office 4 May 1980 – 12 November 1981
March 1951 (age 63) Behshahr, Iran
Islamic Coalition Party
Tehran, Iran
University of Nottingham
Twelver Shi''a Islam
Official website

Ahmad Tavakkoli (Persian: احمد توکلی‎) (born 1951) is a conservative representative of Tehran in the Iranian parliament and the director of Majlis Research Center.


Tavakkoli was the minister of labour under Mir-Hossein Mousavi, a parliament representative from Behshahr, and a presidential candidate in two of the presidential elections in Iran (running against Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and Mohammad Khatami).

Tavakkoli temporarily left politics after the leftists oppositions forced him out of the ministry of labour. He founded Resalat, a conservative newspaper, and later left Iran to study economics in the UK, where he received his PhD.

Views and personal life

Tavakkoli is a critic of a capitalist economy, and backs the government''s role in controlling the economy. He is a cousin of the Larijani brothers, including Ali Larijani and Mohammad Javad Larijani.

Tavakkoli is also one of the fierce critics of the President Ahmadinejad. On 2 March 2011, the PBS'' Tehran Bureau reported that Tavakkoli criticized President for mentioning only Iran and not Islam in recent speeches.

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