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HABIBI, Mr. Hassan [Expediency Discernment Council]

DOB: 1936 POB: Tehran

PP: Member of Expediency Discernment Council – Head of Persian Academy

E: Ph.D. in Sociology from Sorbonne University Paris Theological Training

C: 1979: Minister of Culture and Higher Education in Bazargan's government - Spokesman of Revolutionary Council - Member of the Committee of Drafting the (first) Constitution of the I.R.I. - Member of the first parliament for Tehran - 1984 to 1989: Minister of Justice in Musavi's Cabinet - 1987: Iran's Representative at the UNESCO Executive Council - First Vice President at Mr. Hashemi’s government - First Vice President

L: French - English - Arabic

Hassan Ebrahim Habibi (in Persian: حسن ابراهیم حبیبی) (born 1937?) is an Iranian politician and scholar, presently the Head of Academy of Persian Language and Literature (from October 11, 2004, for four years), and a member of the High Council of Cultural Revolution .

Habibi was the first First Vice President of Iran from 1989 to 2001, eight years under President Rafsanjani and then four years under President Khatami. He was followed by Mohammad Reza Aref in Khatami's second term.

Before his vice presidency, Habibi was the Minister of Justice under Prime Minister Mousavi. He was also the spokesman for the Council of Revolution of Iran in 1979.

Habibi was among the main architects of the new Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran after the Iranian Revolution, which was later passed for more discussion to an elected Assembly of Experts for Constitution .

Habibi has a Ph.D. in law and sociology.

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