Leaders of Iran

Saturday, December 25, 2004

1981 Majlis rejects Ali Akbar Velayati, as prime minister takes Mir-Hossein Mousavi

History of Iran: Iran after the victory of 1979's Revolution: "Rajai and Bahonar, along with the chief of the Tehran police, lost their lives when a bomb went off during a meeting at the office of the prime minister on August 30. The Majlis named another cleric, Mahdavi-Kani, as interim prime minister. In a new round of elections on October 2, Hojatoleslam Ali Khamenei was elected president. Division within the leadership became apparent, however, when the Majlis rejected Khamenei's nominee, Ali Akbar Velayati, as prime minister. On October 28, the Majlis elected Mir-Hossein Mousavi, a protégé of the late Ayatollah Mohammad Beheshti, as prime minister. "