Top Judge Ebrahim Raisi Wins Iran’s Presidential Election

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Iran’s judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi has won the presidential election with 17.9 million votes, Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli said on Saturday.

“Ebrahim Raisi got 17,926,345 votes to become the head of the executive branch and the president of Iran,” Fazli told a press conference.

The top judge is followed by Mohsen Rezaee, the secretary of Iran’s Expediency Discernment Council, with 3,412,712 votes; ex-Central Bank chief Abdolnaser Hemmati with 2,427,201 votes; and lawmaker Amir-Hossein Ghazizadeh Hashemi, who got 992,718 votes.

The rest 3,726,870 ballots were declared invalid.

The minister added that some 28.9 million eligible voters cast their ballots in the election. The turnout totaled 48.8%, which is the lowest in the history of the Islamic Republic.

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