Political parties in Iran

This article lists political parties in Iran.

Parties active inside IranEdit

PrinciplistsEdit

Main active parties
Party Secretary-General
Combatant Clergy Association Mohammad-Ali Movahedi Kermani
Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom Mohammad Yazdi
Islamic Coalition Party Mohammad-Nabi Habibi
Society of Devotees of the Islamic Revolution Mohammad Javad Ameri
Front of Islamic Revolution Stability Morteza Agha-Tehrani
YEKTA Front Hamid-Reza Haji Babaee
Other parties
Party Secretary-General
Islamic Society of Engineers Mohammad-Reza Bahonar
Society of Pathseekers of the Islamic Revolution Parviz Sarvari
Islamic Association of Physicians Shahabedin Sadr
Islamic Society of Employees Kamal Sajjadi
Islamic Society of Athletes Hassan Ghafourifard
Zeynab Society Azam Haji-Abbasi
Association of Islamic Revolution Loyalists Hassan Ghafourifard
Fadayeen of Islam Society Mohammad-Mehdi Abdekhodaei
Development and Justice Party Abdolhossein Ruholamini
Green Party Hossein Kanani Moghaddam
Progress and Justice Population of Islamic Iran Hossein Ghorbanzadeh
Modern Thinkers Party of Islamic Iran Amir Mohebbian
Islamic Iran Freedom Party[1] Issa Kakoui

ReformistsEdit

Main active parties
Party Secretary-General
Association of Combatant Clerics Mohammad Mousavi Khoeiniha
Islamic Labour Party Hossein Kamali
Executives of Construction Party Gholamhossein Karbaschi
National Trust Party Mehdi Karroubi
Union of Islamic Iran People Party Ali Shakouri-Rad
NEDA Party Sadegh Kharazi
Islamic Iran Freedom and Justice Organization Mehdi Moghaddari
Moderation and Development Party Mohammad Bagher Nobakht
Other parties
Party Secretary-General
Assembly of Qom Seminary Scholars and Researchers Hossein Mousavi Tabrizi
Islamic Association of Teachers Abdolrazzagh Mousavi
Islamic Association of Engineers Ali-Mohammad Gharbiani
Islamic Association of Iranian Medical Society Mohammadreza Zafarghandi
Islamic Association of University Instructors Mahmoud Sadeghi
Association of Followers of the Imam's Line Hadi Khamenei
Islamic Iran Solidarity Party Ali-Asghar Ahmadi
Democracy Party Mostafa Kavakebian
Will of the Iranian Nation Party Ahmad Hakimipour
Association of the Women of the Islamic Republic Zahra Mostafavi Khomeini
Islamic Assembly of Ladies Fatemeh Karroubi
Worker House Alireza Mahjoub
Popular Party of Reforms Mohammad Zare Foumani
Banned parties
Party Secretary-General
Islamic Iran Participation Front Mohsen Mirdamadi
Mojahedin of the Islamic Revolution of Iran Organization Mohammad Salamati
The Green Path of Hope None

Outlawed parties tolerated inside IranEdit

Party Ideology Religion Secretary-General
National Front Nationalism Secular Vacant
Pan-Iranist Party Pan-Iranism Secular Zahra Gholamipour
Nation Party Pan-Iranism Secular Khosrow Seif
Movement of Militant Muslims Socialism Islamic Habibollah Payman
Council of Nationalist-Religious Activists Nationalism Islamic None
Freedom Movement of Iran Nationalism Islamic Mohammad Tavasoli
Azure Party (1942-1953) Nazism Islamic Defunct since 1953
SUMKA Pan-Iranism Secular Davud Monshizadeh

Opposition parties active in exileEdit

MonarchistsEdit

All monarchist organizations are secular and claim restoring the Pahlavi dynasty:

Party Leader Base
Kingdom Assembly of Iran (Tondar) Frood Fouladvand   United States
Constitutionalist Party of Iran – Liberal Democrat Foad Pashaie   United States
National Council of Iran Reza Pahlavi   France

Ethnic/SecessionistEdit

Party Ethnicity Leader Base
Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan Kurdish Mustafa Hijri   Iraq
Kurdistan Democratic Party Kurdish Mostafa Moloudi   Iraq
Komala Party of Iranian Kurdistan Kurdish Abdullah Mohtadi   Iraq
Komalah Organization of the Communist Party of Iran Kurdish Ibrahim Alizade   Iraq
Kurdistan Freedom Party Kurdish Hussein Yazdanpanah   Iraq
Organization of Iranian Kurdistan Struggle Kurdish Baba Sheikh Hosseini   Iraq
Kurdistan Free Life Party Kurdish Siamand Moini and Zîlan Vejîn   Turkey
Southern Azerbaijan National Awakening Movement Azeri Mahmudali Chehregani   Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan National Resistance Organization Azeri Unknown   Azerbaijan
South Azerbaijan National Liberation Movement Azeri Piruz Dilanchi   Azerbaijan

LeftistsEdit

Party Leader Base
Maryam Rajavi   France
  Albania
Tudeh Party of Iran Mohammad Omidvar   Germany
  United Kingdom
Communist Party of Iran Unknown Unknown
Communist Party of Iran (Marxist–Leninist–Maoist) Unknown Unknown
Laborers’ Party of Iran Unknown   Sweden
Labour Party of Iran Unknown   Germany
Worker-communist Party of Iran Hamid Taqvaee   Germany
Worker-communist Party of Iran – Hekmatist Rahman Hosseinzadeh   Sweden
Iranian People's Fedai Guerrillas Ashraf Dehghani   United Kingdom
Organization of Iranian People's Fedaian – Majority Behrouz Khaliq   Germany
Fedaian Organisation – Minority Akbar Kamyabi   Netherlands
Organization of Iranian People's Fedai Guerrillas – Identity Mehdi Same   France
Organization of Iranian People's Fedai Guerrillas Hossein Zohari   Germany
Worker’s Way Unknown   Germany

OthersEdit

Party Ideology Leader Base
Glorious Frontiers Party Nationalism Roozbeh Farahanipour   United States
Green Party of Iran Green Kazem Moussavi   Germany
Social Democratic Party of Iran Social democracy Jalal Madani   Germany
Iran Revival Liberalism 40 Activists   USA

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Rohollah Faghihi (9 September 2015), "Tehran's ever-ambitious mayor", Al-Monitor, retrieved 1 June 2017

Abrahamian, Ervand (1982). Iran between two revolutions. Princeton University Press. ISBN 978-0-691-10134-7