Iran—Hardliner Ebrahim Raisi Wins Presidency

Radio Farda | 06/21/2021

Conservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi has been elected as president of Iran in an election that saw his most credible opponents disqualified, reports Radio Farda. On Saturday, Interior Minister Rahmani Fazli announced that Raisi had won 18 million out of 29 million ballots cast, reported CNN. Turnout was 48.8 percent, the lowest since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Former central banker Abdolnaser Hemmati and hardline candidates Mohsen Rezai and Amirhossein Ghazizadeh-Hashemi congratulated...
 

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