Mahmoud Ahmadinejad facts for kids
|President of Iran|
August 3, 2005 – August 3, 2013
|Vice President||Parviz Davoodi
Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei
Mohammad Reza Rahimi
|Preceded by||Mohammad Khatami|
|Succeeded by||Hassan Rouhani|
|Mayor of Tehran|
June 20, 2003 – August 3, 2005
|Preceded by||Mohammad Hasan Malekmadani|
|Succeeded by||Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf|
|Born||October 28, 1956
|Political party||Alliance of Builders|
|Islamic Society of Engineers|
|Spouse(s)||Azam al-Sadat Farahi|
|Alma mater||Iran University of Science and Technology|
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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Ahmadinejad speaking at Columbia University, September 2007
Participants of the second Caspian Summit in October 2007. From left to right: President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliev, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov, President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbaev, President of Russia Vladimir Putin and President of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Ahmadinejad speaking in the Majlis, Chairman Ali Larijani is also pictured
Demonstration against Ahmadinejad during the Rio+20 conference in Brazil
Ahmadinejad in his presidential museum, known as Office of the Former President of Islamic Republic of Iran
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