Iran’s 2009 election opposition leader resigns as party chair
Tehran, Iran, Dec. 26
By Mehdi Sepahvand – Trend:
Mehdi Karroubi, one of Iran’s 2009 election opposition leaders, has resigned from his post as the chairman of the National Trust Party, IRNA news agency reported December 26.
Announcing his resignation while still under house arrest, Karroubi wanted his fellow party members to fare under Rasoul Montajabnia as the new chairperson.
The new leader of the reformist party has acted as Karroubi’s deputy so far.
Karroubi said he was resigning for the good of the party.
Karroubi, alongside other opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi, has been under house arrest following the post-presidential election unrest in 2009.
The resignation seems to be a bid to prepare the party for a better campaign in the upcoming presidential election to be held in May 2017.