TEHRAN: Judiciary Chief Ebrahim Raisi was announced on Saturday as the winner of the June 18 presidential election in Iran, scoring 17,926,345 of votes.
Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani-Fazli announced on Saturday that Raisi obtained 17,926,345 votes out of the total 28,933,004 ballots, being elected as the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Other candidates Mohsen Rezaei Mirqaed, Abdolnaser Hemmati and Amir-Hossein Ghazizadeh won 3,412,712 and 2,427,201 and 999,718 votes, respectively, according to the interior minister.
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei released a statement and praised Iranians’ broad participation, underlining that the people were the true winner of yesterday’s election.
Iran’s President-elect Ebrahim Raisi said on Saturday that the new government will make every effort to solve the country’s problems, particularly the living problems of the people.
He made the remarks speaking to reporters after a meeting with Iranian Parliament speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf.
Qalibaf went to congratulate Raisi on Saturday after preliminary results of the Friday election showed that Raisi was so far ahead of his rivals that left no doubt that he will be the next Iranian president after Hassan Rouhani leaves office in early August.
Raisi said that he will consult with the Iranian parliament speaker and other Members of Parliament, as well as all experts, to form a government which could maintain the trust of the people.
Raisi also told reporters after a meeting with President Rouhani that he will make use of the experiences of the incumbent government.
The president-elect expressed hope that his government will be able to carry out the heavy burden of the duty that the people placed on his shoulder. NNI