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Ebrahim Raisi wins Iran election by huge margin

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Ebrahim Raisi has won Iran's presidential election by a wide margin. The country's interior ministry has published preliminary results of the vote. According to preliminary results, Raisi has won the landslide victory.

Deputy Home Minister Jamal Orf said 2 crore 86 lakh people had cast their ballots in Friday's election. According to report, 90 percent of the votes have been counted so far. Raisi got 62 percent of the votes. 1 crore 78 lakh people voted for him.

Iran's Interior Ministry is responsible for conducting any elections. For 19 hours on Friday, the people of the country voted for the candidate of their choice. Conservative candidate Mohsen Rezaee is in second place, according to the results. He got 33 lakh votes.

On the other hand, the candidate of the reformist alliance Naser Hemmati got 24 lakh votes. Another candidate Amir-Hossein Ghazizadeh Hashemi got about 1 million votes.

Ever since the vote, the victory of radical leader Ebrahim Raisi has been widely expected. In a televised speech, outgoing President Hassan Rouhani hinted at that. Rouhani also congratulated the "elected president".

One of Raisi's main rivals in the election is former central bank chief Abdul Nasser Hemmati. In a letter, he directly congratulated Raisi, saying he hoped his administration under Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei would make Iran proud, improve living standards and ensure the well-being of the nation.

Other rival candidates have also congratulated Raisi in advance as the new president.

Points to bwe noted that Ebrahim Raisi has been the Chief Justice of Iran since 2019.

Voice TV/IA
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