Mohammad Mukhbar was appointed as the interim president of Iran

The current First Vice President Mohammad Mukhbar has been appointed as the Interim President of Iran. 68 years old Mokhbar was appointed in the wake of President Ibrahim Raisi’s death in a helicopter crash. Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei announced Mokhbar’s appointment while sharing a message of condolence following Raisi’s death.

According to Article 131 of Iran’s constitution, if the president dies or falls ill while in office, the country’s first vice president can become interim president with the Supreme Leader’s permission. A new presidential election should be held within 50 days.

The new president should be elected by a council consisting of the first vice president, the speaker of parliament and the head of the judiciary. The presidential election in Iran was supposed to be held in 2025. Mukhbar, who was born on September 1, 1955, is closely related to Ali Khamenei, like Raisi. Mukhbar will be elected as the first vice president in August 2021 after Raisi took over as president. Prior to that, he was the head of ‘Setiadi’, an investment fund for charitable causes, for 14 years.

Mukhbar was born on September 1, 1995 in Desbul, southwestern Khuzestan province of Iran, into a clerical family. During the Iran-Iraq War in the 1980s, he served as an officer in the Medical Corps of the Revolutionary Guards. Mukhbar, who holds a doctorate in international law, has been instrumental in Iran’s efforts to circumvent Western sanctions on the country’s oil industry. Worked in banking and telecommunication sector.