Rouhani Wins Iran Election In Landslide Victory

  • Date of Publication : 20/05/2017 at 12:18 GMT
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President Hassan Rouhani will serve another four years in office after winning Friday’s election – in a landslide victory.

Addressing a press conference on Saturday, Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli declared Rouhani the winner with over 23.5 million votes, or 57 percent of the total ballots.
Fazli said that a total of 41,220,131 votes had been cast.

The candidate with the second largest number of votes was Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi, who garnered 15,786,449 votes, or 38.5 percent.

Mostafa Aqa-Mirsalim and Mostafa Hashemi-Taba, the other two candidates, received 478,215 and 215,450 votes respectively.

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