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President of Iran

President of Iran
InsigniaCoat of arms of Iran.svg
InsigniacaptionOfficial emblem
IncumbentMahmoud Ahmadinejad
Incumbentsince3 August 2005
AppointerPopularly Elected
TermlengthFour years, renewable once
Formation4 February 1980(age 36)
ResidenceSa'dabad Palace
InauguralAbulhassan Banisadr
Formation1979 10, mf=no(2015 years ago)

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The President of Iran is the highest popularly elected official in, and the head of government of the Islamic Republic of Iran; although subordinate to the Supreme Leader of Iran, who functions as the country's head of state. According to the constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran the president is responsible for

the "functions of the executive", such as signing treaties, agreements etc. with other countries and international organizations; the national planning and budget and state employment affairs; appointing ministers, governors, and ambassadors subject to the approval of the parliament.

Unlike some other countries, for example the United States, in Iran the office of presidency does not bestow full control over foreign policy, the armed forces, or the nuclear policy of the Iranian state, which are ultimately under the control of the Supreme Leader.

The President is elected for a four-year term by the direct vote of the people and may not serve for more than two consecutive terms.

The current President of Iran is Mahmoud Ahmadinejad since the Iranian presidential election, 2005. He was reelected after the disputed Iranian presidential election, 2009.

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