Ebtekar, Massoumeh (1960—)

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Ebtekar, Massoumeh (1960—)

Iranian vice president.

In August 1997, Massoumeh Ebtekar, a U.S.-educated lecturer, was named one of the seven vice presidents of Iran by the nation's newly chosen moderate president Mohammad Khatami. She was also named to head the Organization for the Protection of the Environment. Ebtekar was the first woman to serve in a top government post since Iran's 1979 Islamic revolution. At the time, two other women occupied senior government posts; there were also 13 women in Parliament.

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