Daily Archives: June 19, 2021

The turnout was low. Nonetheless, there was apparently already enough for a winner in the first round of voting: the conservative head of the judiciary, Ebrahim Raisi. His competitors have already congratulated him, as has outgoing President Ruhani. According to official partial results, Ebrahim Raisi won Iran’s presidential election with more than 62 percent of the vote. Of 28.6 million ballots counted, “more than 17.8 million” went to Raisi, the chairman of the national election commission said Saturday in Tehran. According to the statement, runner-up Mohsen Resai received only 3.3 million votes. The outgoing president, Hassan Ruhani, said the winner…