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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
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Ahmadinejad in March 2019
6th President of Iran
In office
3 August 2005 – 3 August 2013
Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei
First Vice President Parviz Davoodi
Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei
Mohammad Reza Rahimi
Preceded by Mohammad Khatami
Succeeded by Hassan Rouhani
Mayor of Tehran
In office
3 May 2003 – 28 June 2005
Preceded by Mohammad-Hossein Moghimi (Acting)
Succeeded by Ali Saeedlou (Acting)
Governor of Ardabil Province
In office
28 November 1993 – 29 October 1997
President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
Preceded by Province created
Succeeded by Seyyed Hamid Tahayi
Secretary General of the Non-Aligned Movement
In office
30 August 2012 – 3 August 2013
Preceded by Mohamed Morsi
Succeeded by Hassan Rouhani
Personal details
Born
Mahmoud Sabbaghian

28 October 1956 (1956-10-28) (age 64)
Aradan, Semnan, Imperial State of Iran
Political party
  • Alliance of Builders
    • (2003–2005)
  • Society of Devotees
    • (1999–2011)
  • Islamic Society of Engineers (1988–present; inactive since 2005)
  • Office for Strengthening Unity (1979–1980)
Spouse(s) Azam Farahi (1980–present)
Children 3
Relatives
Residence Square 72, Narmak, Tehran, Iran
Alma mater Iran University of Science and Technology
Occupation University professor
Profession Traffic engineer
Signature Signature of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Military service
Allegiance Iran Iran
Branch/service Revolutionary Guards
Years of service 1986–1988
Rank None
Unit Hamzeh Headquarters
Commands Combat engineering Unit, 6th Special Division
Battles/wars Iran–Iraq War
  • Operation Fath 1

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, also written Ahmadinezhad (Persian: محمود احمدی‌نژاد; born October 28, 1956) is an 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.

His brother was failed presidential candidate and staff member Davoud Ahmadinejad (1950–2017).

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