The President of Iran is the head of government of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The President is the highest popularly elected official in Iran, although the office is subordinate to the Supreme Leader of Iran, who functions as the country's head of state. Chapter IX of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran sets forth the qualifications for presidential candidates and procedures for election, as well as the President's powers and responsibilities as "functions of the executive". These include signing treaties and other agreements with foreign countries and international organizations; administering national planning, budget, and state employment affairs; and appointing ministers, governors, and ambassadors subject to the approval of Parliament.
Unlike the executive in other countries, the President of Iran does not have full control over Iran's foreign policy, the armed forces, or nuclear policy, as these are ultimately under the control of the Supreme Leader.
The President of Iran is elected for a four-year term by the direct vote of the people and may not serve for more than two consecutive terms. The office of the President of Iran is notable as it is the only President of a state that is not a Head of State.
The current President of Iran is Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who has served since the 2005 Iranian presidential election. He was re-elected after a disputed 2009 Iranian presidential election.
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