Mohammad Mokhber Appointed Interim President of Iran Following Ebrahim Raisi’s Death

International Desk, 20th May: Vice President Mohammad Mokhber has been appointed as the interim president of Iran following the tragic death of President Ebrahim Raisi in a helicopter accident. The announcement was made by Iran’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei on May 20.

Khamenei specified that Mokhber has a maximum of 50 days to organize and conduct elections for a new president. “Mokhber will manage the executive branch and is obliged to arrange with the heads of the legislative and judicial branches to elect a new president within a maximum of 50 days,” Khamenei stated.

Mokhber, born in Dezful, Khuzestan Province, has a background in business administration and management. He assumed the role of first vice president in 2021 following Raisi’s election and is known for his close ties to Khamenei.

The helicopter crash also claimed the life of Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian. In response, the Iranian cabinet appointed Ali Bagheri Kani as the acting foreign minister.

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