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Hassan Rowhani becomes Iran’s new president after winning 50.7% of the votes.
Iran’s Minister of Interior Mostafa Mohammad Najjar officially announced the final results of Iran’s presidential election (held yesterday Friday).
A 72.7% turn-out of voters shocked foreign observers who didn’t predict such a high participation.
Latest Iran Election Info: 80% Turn Out Moderate Rowhani Leading With 50%
In Photos: Iran’s Presidential Candidates Casting Their Votes
Iranians will cast their votes in the presidential election on Friday June 14th. Since the 2009 Post-election protests turned into riots, many observers suggested a sharp decline in the people’s participation in subsequent presidential elections but now, after four years Iran is witnessing a warm race between Reformist, Principalist and independent presidential candidates. A run-off round is expected as none of six remaining candidates are likely to gain 50% of ballots in polls.
An analysis based on the results of three surveys conducted by three reliable Iranian polling centers shows that none of Iran’s presidential candidates would gain enough votes to win outright on the first ballot.
More than 50 million Iranians will head to the polls on June 14th to determine Iran’s next president. Iran’s Guardian Council has approved eight candidates to compete in the poll. If no candidate wins more than 50% of the vote a runoff is scheduled to be held a week later.
As Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani’s candidacy broke the arrangement among Iran’s presidential candidates, his withdrawal did the same too.
Four Pincipalist candidates are Ali Akbar Velayati, Muhammad Baqer Qalibaf and Haddad Adel who are three members of the Progressive Coalition or the Coalition of 2+1 who seem to be open to Saeed Jalili joining them.