Iran’s first president Banisadr dies at 88

Tehran: Iran’s first President Abolhassan Banisadr died Saturday at the age of 88, according to Iranian state media.

After the 1979 revolution in Iran, Banisadr, a politician and economist, was elected as the country’s first president on January 25, 1980.

The 1979 revolution transformed the U.S.-backed and monarch-ruled country into a republic under Islamic ideology.

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