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Abolhassan Banisadr
سیدابوالحسن بنی‌صدر
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1st President of Iran
In office
4 February 1980 – 21 June 1981
Supreme Leader Ruhollah Khomeini
Prime Minister Mohammad Ali Rajai
Succeeded by Mohammad Ali Rajai
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
12 November 1979 – 29 November 1979
Prime Minister Mehdi Bazargan
Preceded by Ebrahim Yazdi
Succeeded by Sadegh Ghotbzadeh
Minister of Finance
In office
27 February 1979 – 12 November 1979
Prime Minister Mehdi Bazargan
Preceded by Ali Ardalan
Succeeded by Hossein Namazi
Personal details
Born 22 March 1933 (1933-03-22) (age 87)
Hamadan, Iran
Political party Independent
Other political
People's Mujahedin of Iran (1981-1984)
Spouse(s) Ozra Banisadr

Seyyad Abolhassan Banisadr ( ;[needs IPA] Persian: سیِّدابوالحسن بنی‌صدر; born 22 March 1933) is an Iranian politician, economist and human rights activist. He was the first President of Iran from 4 February 1980 after the 1979 Iranian Revolution and the abolition of the monarchy until his impeachment on 21 June 1981.

  • The fundamental principles and precepts of Islamic government, Mazda Publishers, 1981
  • (with Jean-Charles Deniau) My Turn to Speak: Iran, the Revolution and Secret Deals With the U.S., Potomac Books (April 1991)
  • Le Coran et le pouvoir: principes fondamentaux du Coran, Imago, 1993

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