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Supreme Leader of the
Islamic Republic of Iran
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Ali Khamenei

sinceĀ 4 June 1989
Office of the Supreme Leader
Style His Eminence
Reports to Assembly of Experts
Residence House of Leadership
Seat Tehran
Appointer Assembly of Experts
Term length Life tenure
Constituting instrument Constitution of Iran
Formation 3 December 1979
First holder Ruhollah Khomeini

The Supreme Leader of Iran is the head of state of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The Supreme Leader is also the highest ranking Islamic cleric in the country.

The position of Supreme Leader was created after the Islamic Revolution of 1979 in Iran.

The Supreme Leader is more powerful than the President of Iran and chooses the heads of many powerful posts in the military, the government, and the judiciary.

Imam Khomeini and Imam Khamenei have become Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic so far.

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