According to Iran’s Ministry of Interior, Iran’s ultra-conservative candidate Ebrahim Raisi led the Iranian presidential election after counting 90% of the votes.
The vote count is still in progress, but so far Raisi has won 62%.
Nearly 18 million Iranians voted for him, of which 28 million voted.
Of these, about 59 million people have voting rights.
Recall that Iran’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei officially opened a poll with his vote yesterday.
Iranian citizens are electing a new president because the current president, Hassan Rohani, can no longer stand for election. In other words, after two consecutive four-year terms, he can no longer run for president.
Indifference prevails among voters.
Tehran traders told AFP, Tehran traders told AFP that no matter whether I vote or not, some people do. They are organizing media elections.
Nearly 600 candidates including 40 women applied for the election.
However, in the end only 7 candidates were approved, and 3 others withdrew before the election.
By the way, the committee that decides the candidates is made up of 12 lawyers and theologians.
This result is expected. Raisi’s opponents include former Revolutionary Guard leader Mohsen Rezaj, and ultra-conservative former nuclear negotiators Said Jalil and Abdolnaser Hemmati.
It needs to be pointed out that Raisi is a candidate for Khamenei. The voter turnout in the election was low, and many candidates were disqualified.
After election watchdogs banned all serious competitors from the candidacy, Raisi, who is currently under US sanctions, emerged as the leader.