Executives of Construction Party

Executives of Construction Party
General SecretaryGholamhossein Karbaschi[1]
SpokespersonHossein Marashi[2]
Spiritual leaderAkbar Hashemi Rafsanjani (deceased)[3]
Head of CouncilMohsen Hashemi Rafsanjani[4]
Founded17 January 1996; 23 years ago (1996-01-17)[5]
Legalised15 August 1999; 19 years ago (1999-08-15)[6]
Split from'Traditional Right'[7]
HeadquartersTehran, Iran
NewspaperKargozaran (Official)
Hamshahri (1990s)[3]
Liberal democracy[10]
Political positionCentre to Centre-right[3][11]
National affiliationCouncil for coordinating the Reforms Front
International affiliationNone
SloganIslamic Pride and Development of Iran[7]
Tehran City Council
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Tabriz City Council
1 / 13
Shiraz City Council
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The Executives of Construction of Iran Party[a] (Persian: حزب کارگزاران سازندگی ایران‎) is a reformist[8] political party in Iran, founded by 16[5] members of the cabinet of the then President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani in 1996.[7][3] The party is a member of Council for coordinating the Reforms Front.[8]

Views and factions

Economically, the party supports free markets and industrialization; with a high emphasis on the progress and development.[3] The party takes the view that economic freedom is fundamentally linked to cultural and political freedom, but it should not be allowed to conflict with development.[7] The party is divided into two factions in constant struggle, the more conservative "Kermani faction" led by Mohammad Hashemi Rafsanjani and Hossein Marashi and the more liberal "Esfahani faction" led by Mohammad Atrianfar and Gholamhossein Karbaschi.[12]