Grand coalition (Iran)

The Grand Coalition
Founders Ali Khamenei
Mehdi Shahabadi
Founded 1980
Ideology Islamism
Religion Islam

The Grand Coalition (Persian: ائتلاف بزرگ) was the political alliance of Islamist groups contesting in the Iranian legislative election, 1980, led by Islamic Republican Party.[1] Various small fundamentalist groups joined the alliance.[1]

Other notable groups in the alliance include Combatant Clergy Association, Mojahedin of the Islamic Revolution Organization, Islamic Coalition Societies and Islamic Association of Teachers.[2]

The coalition won the elections, especially in the provinces and dominated the parliament.[1]


  1. 1 2 3 Houchang E. Chehabi (1990). Iranian Politics and Religious Modernism: The Liberation Movement of Iran Under the Shah and Khomeini. I.B.Tauris. p. 283. ISBN 1850431981.
  2. Bayram Sinkaya (2015). The Revolutionary Guards in Iranian Politics: Elites and Shifting Relations. Iranian Studies. 25. 1317525647. p. 86. ISBN 1317525647.
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