Gholam-Hossein Elham

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Gholam Hossein Elham
Gholam-Hossein Elham 2016.jpg
Gholam Hossein Elham, 2016
Vice President of Iran
for Management and Human Resources Development
In office
26 December 2012 – 3 August 2013
PresidentMahmoud Ahmadinejad
Preceded byEbrahim Azizi
Succeeded byMohammad Bagher Nobakht (Acting)
Minister of Justice
In office
15 January 2007 – 9 August 2009
Acting: 28 December 2006 – 15 January 2007
PresidentMahmoud Ahmadinejad
Preceded byJamal Karimi-Rad
Succeeded byMorteza Bakhtiari
Chief of Staff of the President of Iran
In office
10 August 2005 – 14 February 2007
PresidentMahmoud Ahmadinejad
Preceded byAli Khatami
Succeeded byReza Sheykholeslam
Spokesperson of the Government of Iran
In office
1 November 2011 – 2 August 2013
PresidentMahmoud Ahmadinejad
Preceded byShamseddin Hosseini and Mohammad Reza Rahimi
Succeeded byMohammad Bagher Nobakht
In office
6 August 2005 – 25 August 2009
PresidentMahmoud Ahmadinejad
Preceded byAbdollah Ramezanzadeh
Succeeded byShamseddin Hosseini and Mohammad Reza Rahimi
Personal details
Born1959 (age 59–60)
Andimeshk, Khuzestan Province, Iran[1]
Political partyFront of Islamic Revolution Stability[2]
Spouse(s)Fatemeh Rajabi
Alma materTarbiat Modares University
Cabinet9th Government
10th Government
AwardsOrder of Khedmat.png Order of Service (2nd class)[3]

Gholam-Hossein Elham (Persian: غلامحسین الهام‎, born 1959) is an Iranian politician who held several posts during the term of the former President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad.

Early life[edit]

Elham was born in western Iran in 1959,[4] he holds a PhD in criminology from Tarbiat Modares University.[4]


Elham was a member of the Guardian Council from 2003 to 2008[4] and also held the post of spokesperson of the council,[5] he served as government spokesperson during the first term of the former President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad.[6]

He was appointed minister of justice upon the death of Jamal Karimi-Rad,[7] he was in office until 2009 when Morteza Bakhtiari replaced him in the post.[7] Elham served as Ahmedinejad's representative to the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting's supervisory council.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Elham's spouse, Fatemeh Rajabi, is a journalist known for her support for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and also for her fierce criticism of former-presidents Akbar Rafsanjani and Mohammad Khatami.[8][6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "غلامحسین الهام - سوابق".
  2. ^ "الهام دیگر عضو جبهه پایداری نیست". 11 September 2012.
  3. ^ نشان‌های دولتی در روزهای پایانی خاتمی و احمدی‌نژاد به چه‌کسانی رسید؟. Tasnim News Agency (in Persian). 24 August 2013. Retrieved 15 April 2016.
  4. ^ a b c d "Potential Candidate Series: Gholam Hossein Elham". Iran Election Watch. Retrieved 9 August 2013.
  5. ^ "Iranian elections first round approved". Al Jazeera. 19 June 2005. Retrieved 9 August 2013.
  6. ^ a b Sadeghi-Boroujerdi, Eskandar (17 October 2012). "Ahmadinejad's one-time ardent supporter bids farewell to politics". Al Monitor. Retrieved 9 August 2013.
  7. ^ a b Alizadeh, Hossein (16 August 2011). "The Best Government from Constitutional Revolution to Date!". Iran Briefing. Retrieved 28 July 2013.
  8. ^ "PressTV: Battle of colors in Iran's presidential campaign (28 May 2009)".

External links[edit]

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