Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was bornon 28 October 1956 in Aradan, Iran, Iranian, is President of Iran. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad served as the sixth President of the Islamic Republic of Iran and was one of the most prominent leaders of the Alliance of Builders of Islamic Iran, a coalition of conservative political groups. He served as President from 2005 to 2013. Born in Aradan, Iran, Ahmadinejad hailed from a poor Shia family. He went on to attend the Iran University of Science and Technology, where he became politically active. He served as the Governor of Ardabil and the Mayor of Tehran, before he was elected as the President of Iran. His rather controversial stand on Iran’s nuclear power during his presidential tenure created tension between Iran and the major countries of the world.. He was viewed with hostility in his home country for his economic policies, disrespect for human rights and his open hatred towards certain countries. He also became the first president of the Islamic Republic of Iran to be questioned by the country’s parliament on domestic and foreign policy issues. He holds a doctorate in 'civil engineering and traffic transportation planning'. He is known for his confrontational and outspoken nature. On the positive note, his policies allowed women to attend major sporting events, which they were not able to do before.
In 2013, after the end of his Presidential term he left the Sa'dabad Palace, official residence of the President of Iran
In March 2012, he became the first Iranian President to be questioned by the Islamic Consultative Assembly for issues relating to his presidency
In 2011, many members of the Iranian parliament threatened to impeach his office, after he merged eight government ministries and removed three ministers without prior notice to the parliament
In 2010, his remark on the 9/11 attacks at the 65th session of the United Nations General Assembly created controversy
In July 2009, his government faced crisis after he fired four of his ministers
In 2007, he came out with a special ‘gas rotating plan’ to cut down fuel consumption
In 2006, his team lost in the Iranian council elections
In 2005, he contested for the office of the President of Iran and defeated the former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
In 2003, he officially took office as the Mayor of Tehran
In May 1993, he took office as the Governor of Ardabil, a province in Iran
In 1977, he graduated from the same university with a PhD in 'transportation engineering and planning'
The next year, during the 66th session he made comments of similar nature
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was born on 28 October 1956, in Aradan, Iran, to Ahmad, a Shia barber, and grocer, who used to teach the Quran