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|Member of the Parliament of Iran|
28 May 1980 – 28 May 1984
|Constituency||Tehran, Rey and Shemiranat|
Tehran, Imperial State of Iran
|Died||30 October 2019
|Political party||Society of Women of the Islamic Revolution|
|Council of Nationalist-Religious Activists of Iran|
|Spouse(s)||Morteza Eghtesad (died 2017)|
|Relatives||Mahmoud Taleghani (father)|
Azam Taleghani (Persian: اعظم طالقانی; 1943 – 30 October 2019) was an Iranian politician and journalist who was the head of the Society of Islamic Revolution Women of Iran, editor of Payam-e-Hajar weekly, and a member of the Iranian parliament.
Born in Iran, Taleghani was the daughter of Ayatollah Mahmoud Taleghani. She served time in prison during the Pahlavi regime. After the Iranian Revolution she was a member of the Iranian parliament, founded "Jame'e Zanan Mosalman" (Society of Muslim women), and published Payam e Hajar Weekly, an Islamic journal about women and women's rights. In 2003 she protested against the death of Zahra Kazemi. Both in 2001 and 2009, Taleghani submitted her candidacy for Iran's presidential elections, but, like all women's candidacies, her candidacy was rejected by Iran's Guardian Council .
Her political ideals espoused a "progressive brand of revolutionary Islamism."
|1979||Assembly of Experts||132,430||5.24||17th||Lost|
|1999||City Council of Tehran||Disqualified|
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