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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
محمود احمدی‌نژاد
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President of Iran
In office
August 3, 2005 – August 3, 2013
Vice President Parviz Davoodi
Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei
Mohammad Reza Rahimi
Leader Ali Khamenei
Preceded by Mohammad Khatami
Succeeded by Hassan Rouhani
Mayor of Tehran
In office
June 20, 2003 – August 3, 2005
Preceded by Mohammad Hasan Malekmadani
Succeeded by Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf
Personal details
Born October 28, 1956 (1956-10-28) (age 63)
Aradan, Iran
Political party Alliance of Builders
Other political
Islamic Society of Engineers
Spouse(s) Azam al-Sadat Farahi
Alma mater Iran University of Science and Technology
Profession Civil engineer
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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, also written Ahmadinezhad (Persian: محمود احمدی‌نژاد; born October 28, 1956) is a former Iranian politician who was the sixth President of the Islamic Republic of Iran. He was president from August 3, 2005 to August 3, 2013.

Ahmadinejad became the mayor of Tehran, the capital of Iran, on May 3, 2003. He was chosen to be the president in elections on June 24, 2005. Many people think he is very religious. Because of that, the religious leadership in Iran supported him in many ways when he was elected.

Ahmadinajad's political power comes from the Alliance of Builders of Islamic Iran, also known as "Abadgaran". This is an alliance between Islamic parties and organizations.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has a Master of Science in Civil engineering from the Iran University of Science and Techology. He also has a PhD in transportation engineering from the same university. Hassan Rouhani was elected on June 15, 2013 as Ahmadinejad's successor and took office on August 3, 2013.

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