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Ebrahim Raisi emerges as Iran's new President

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TEHRAN, 20 June 2021, (TON): Ebrahim Raisi, the incumbent Chief Justice of Iran, has won the Iran's presidential election by a landslide, according to preliminary results released on Saturday by the Iranian Interior Ministry.

Deputy Interior Minister Jamal Orf said 28.6 million Iranians participated in Friday's election, and with around 90 per cent of the votes counted so far, Ebrahim Raisi has garnered over 17.8 million votes.

In the second place was Mohsen Rezaei,  secretary of the Expediency Discernment Council former officer in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a with 3.3 million was former Governor of the Central Bank of Iran Nasser Hemmati garnered 2.4 million votes.

The government and people of Pakistan have congratulated Mr Ebrahim Raisi for wining Presidential elections. 


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