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Rouhani wins Iran’s presidential election with 23.5 million votes

A shop keeper watches TV as he follows the presidential election results, in Tehran, Iran, May 20, 2017. — Reuters pic
A shop keeper watches TV as he follows the presidential election results, in Tehran, Iran, May 20, 2017. — Reuters pic

DUBAI, May 20 — Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has won the country’s presidential election with some 57 per cent of the total votes, the country’s Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmanifazli said today.

“Of some 41.2 million total votes cast, Rouhani got 23.5 ... and won the election,” Rahmanifazli said in remarks carried live by state TV. Rouhani’s hardline rival Ebrahim Raisi got 15.8 million votes, he said. — Reuters

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