Thursday, 19 October, 2017

Rouhani re-elected as Iranian president

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Hassan Rouhani was elected to a second presidential term Saturday, defeating the conservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi.

With nearly 40 million votes in Friday’s hard-fought poll counted so far, Rouhani was leading the race with 56.88 percent, the interior ministry said on Saturday. Raisi, his closest rival, won 38.55 percent of the vote.

Mostafa Mirsalim, a conservative, got 1.13 percent, while reformist Mostafa Hashemitaba got 0.52 percent.

A big turnout on Friday, estimated at more than 40 million out of 56 million registered voters, led to the vote being extended by several hours to deal with long queues.

Official final results are expected later on Saturday.

“I respect the outcome of the vote of the people and the result will be respected by me and all the people,” Raisi said, according to the semi-official Fars news agency.

 

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