President of Iran, Head of government of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
The president of Iran (Persian: رئیسجمهور ایران, romanized: Rayis Jomhur-e Irān) is the head of government of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The president is the highest-ranking official of Iran (however, the president is still required to gain the Supreme Leader's official approval before being sworn in the Parliament and the Supreme Leader also has the power to dismiss the elected president at any time). The president carries out the decrees, and answers to the Supreme Leader of Iran, who functions as the country's head of state. Unlike the executive in other countries, the president of Iran does not have full control over the government, which is ultimately under the control of the Supreme Leader. Before elections the volunteers must be approved by the guardian council to become a president candidate.
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