Iran's first president Banisadr dies at 88

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Former Iranian President Abolhassan Banisadr [Image: Reuters]
Former Iranian President Abolhassan Banisadr [Image: Reuters]

Tehran [Iran], October 9 (ANI/Xinhua): 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. (ANI/Xinhua)

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