The incumbent president has won a second term in office after Friday’s elections, which witnessed a massive turnout at polling stations.
Rouhani Wins Iran Election In Landslide Victory
President Hassan Rouhani will serve another four years in office after winning Friday’s election – in a landslide victory.
Addressing a press conference on Saturday, Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli declared Rouhani the winner with over 23.5 million votes, or 57 percent of the total ballots, Press TV reported.
Fazli said that a total of 41,220,131 votes had been cast.
The candidate with the second largest number of votes was Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi, who garnered 15,786,449 votes, or 38.5 percent.
Mostafa Aqa-Mirsalim and Mostafa Hashemi-Taba, the other two candidates, received 478,215 and 215,450 votes respectively.