Iran: President Hassan Rouhani wins re-election with 57 percent bulk

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Reports declare that Rouhani handled to protect 23.5 million votes in his favour, beating hardliner Ebrahim Raisi whose vote count touched 15.8 million.

By: Express Web Desk|New Delhi|Updated: May 20, 2017

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. (File picture. Reuters).
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. (File picture. Reuters).

Iran: The outcomes of Iran’s governmental race remain in and, inning accordance with Iran’s interior ministry, President Hassan Rouhani has actually won the re-election with a 57 percent bulk. Reports declare that Rouhani handled to protect 23.5 million votes, beating hardliner Ebrahim Raisi whose vote count touched 15.8 million. State authorities state that nearly 40 million votes were cast, and counting has actually been finished for more than 99 percent votes.

The 68-year-old leader, who pledged to deal with civil liberties concerns in Iran along with bridging the nation’s space with the remainder of the world, has actually duplicated his 2013 win. Winning the race banking on a reformist program, Rouhani has actually been prominent in causing the 2015 nuclear handle world leaders which ended a 13-year-long sanction on the nation’s nuclear program.

The nation saw a 73 percent turnout on Friday, for which authorities needs to extend ballot by numerous hours.

Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri praised Rouhani on the win. “I praise the excellent success of the Iranian country in developing a unforgettable and substantial impressive in the extension of the course of ‘knowledge and hope’,” he stated on Twitter, mentioning the president’s motto.

Rouhani’s competitor in the election, Raisi, is a 56-year-old hardliner. Depicting himself as a protector of the impoverished, he had actually campaigned on the ideology of taking a harder position versus Western nations.