The new Iranian president was elected in the first round.

Out of 28.6 million ballots counted, Ebrahim Raïssi obtained "more than 17,800,000" votes in the ballot on Friday, declared this Saturday morning Jamal Orf, president of the National Electoral Commission at a press conference in Tehran.

Jamal Orf did not give an estimate of the participation.

The electorate this year has more than 59.3 million Iranians, aged 18 and over.

According to these partial figures, Major General Mohsen Rezaï, former commander-in-chief of the Revolutionary Guards, the ideological army of the Islamic Republic, would finish second with more than 11.5% of the vote, ahead of the former president of the Islamic Republic. Central Bank Abdolnasser Hemmati (8.3%) and Deputy Amirhossein Ghazizadeh-Hachémi (3.4%).

According to this count, there would be more than 14% of blank or null votes.

A favorite candidate

Head of the Judicial Authority and ultraconservative, Ebrahim Raïssi, 60, was a favorite archival, for lack of real competition after the disqualification of his main opponents.

Presenting himself as the champion of the fight against corruption and the defender of the popular classes with purchasing power undermined by inflation, Ebrahim Raïssi was the only one of the four candidates to have really campaigned.

In 2017, President Hassan Rouhani, a moderate advocating a policy of openness with the West and more individual freedoms, was reelected in the first round.

Turnout had risen to 73%.

But the hope he embodied gave way to disillusionment.


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