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Mohammad-Reza Bahonar

Mohammad-Reza Bahonar
First Deputy Speaker of the Parliament of Iran
In office
31 May 2011 – 28 May 2012
Preceded by Hassan Aboutorabi Fard
Succeeded by Hassan Aboutorabi Fard
In office
7 June 2004 – 31 May 2008
Preceded by Mohammad-Reza Khatami
Succeeded by Hassan Aboutorabi Fard
Member of the Parliament of Iran[1]
Assumed office
28 May 2004
Constituency Tehran, Rey, Shemiranat and Eslamshahr (8th-9th term)
Ravar (7th term)
Majority 368,096 (32.68%; 9th term)
549,280 (31.55%; 8th term)
In office
28 May 1984 – 26 May 2000
Constituency Tehran, Rey, Shemiranat and Eslamshahr (3rd-5th term)
Baft (2nd term)
Personal details
Born (1952-02-02) February 2, 1952
Kerman, Iran
Political party Islamic Society of Engineers
Other political
United Front of Principlists
Alma mater Allameh Tabatabaei University
University of Science and Technology
Religion Shia Islam

Mohammad-Reza Bahonar (Persian: محمدرضا باهنر‎‎, born 2 February 1952) is an Iranian principlist politician and who is currently member of the Parliament of Iran. He is secretary general of Islamic Society of Engineers.


  • Early years 1
  • Career 2
    • Attacking Iranian University students 2.1
  • References 3

Early years

Bahonar was born on 2 February 1952 in Kerman. He is the brother of former Prime Minister Mohammad-Javad Bahonar who was assassinated in 1981.[2]


Bahonar cofounded the Islamic Society of Engineers in 1991.[2] He has been elected as a representative from Kerman and Tehran for six terms.[2] He also served at the Expediency Council for three terms.[2] He is considered a key member of the conservative alliance, and was considered a possible candidate for the post of the speaker or the leader of the conservative faction in the parliament. He later refused to run for the post of speaker possibly because of a deal made inside the conservative alliance, so he decided to run for the post of deputy speaker. He became the first deputy speaker on 6 June 2004 with 188 votes out of 259. The other running candidate for the post of deputy speaker was Mohammad-Hassan Aboutorabi Fard, a representative from Qazvin who became the second deputy speaker with 173 votes.

Following Hassan Rouhani's election as President, Bahonar was appointed by Chairman Ali Larijani as the parliament's liaison to the newly elected executive branch in transition mandate.[3]

Attacking Iranian University students

In a speech at Shiraz University, Bahonar harshly attacked students of Amirkabir University who criticized Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in December 2006. His lecture generated anger among the students. He also called for punishing the students, while accusing them of being sex and alcohol addicts.[4]


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  4. ^ باهنر: هر کس خربزه می خورد، پای لرزش هم بنشیند (ROOZ)
Party political offices
Preceded by
Morteza Nabavi
Leader of Islamic Society of Engineers
Succeeded by
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