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Ebrahim Raisi elected as Iran’s 8th president, who is 60 years old
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Ebrahim Raisi, Iran’s ultra-conservative cleric and judiciary chief, has been elected as the 8th President of the country.
This was confirmed by the country’s interior ministry on June 19, 2021.
As per Iran’s Interior Ministry, Ebrahim Raisi won 61.95% of the vote during the Presidential elections in the country.
Ebrahim Raisi will take up office in early August, replacing moderate President Hassan Rouhani who was not allowed run for a third consecutive term by the Iranian constitution.
Key highlights :
- Raisi got 28,933,004 votes, while former Revolutionary Guard commander Mohsen Rezaei finished third with 3,412,712 votes.
- He was followed by moderate candidate Abdolnasswer Hemmati with 2,427,201 votes, and conservative Amir Hossein Ghazizadeh Hashemi with 999,718 votes.
About president :
- Mr. Raisi is Iran’s top judge and holds altra conservative views.
- He is under US sanctions and has been linked to past executions of political prisoners.
- He is second highest ranking official in the country, after the supreme leader.
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