All however one of many 4 candidates in Iran‘s election of 2021 are considered hardliners, looking for to carry to an finish the tenure of comparatively average Rouhani. The election has been marred by allegations of unfair disqualification of a number of contenders, with some calling for a boycott and turnout low.
Election leads to full
Ebrahim Raisi, the conservative head of the judiciary, is about to change into Iran’s president after 90 % of the votes have been counted.
Mr Rouhani has conceded to Mr Raisi, signalling the tip of his eight-year reign.
Preliminary outcomes are exhibiting Mr Raisi – protege of supreme chief Ayatollah Ali Khamenei – sweeping up 17.8 million out of the 28.6 million votes which were counted, the inside ministry mentioned.
Hardliner Mohsen Rezaei, former commander-in-chief of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, acquired over 3.3 million votes.
He was adopted by former central financial institution chief Abdolnaser Hemmati, the one average and reformist within the race, with over 2.4 million votes.
Conservative lawmaker Amir Hossein Ghazizadeh Hashemi adopted with over a million votes.
The opposite contestants conceded to Mr Raisi as votes trickled in.
Mr Hemmati mentioned in a letter reported by state media on Saturday: “I hope your authorities, beneath the management of Supreme Chief Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, will carry consolation and prosperity to our nation.”
Mr Hashemi mentioned: “I congratulate … Raisi, elected by the nation.”
Mr Rezaei additionally conceded the loss, however Mr Raisi just isn’t thought to have instantly acknowledged his opponent’s concessions.
In an announcement, outgoing President Rouhani congratulated the individuals of Iran and the supreme chief for an “epic and uncommon presence” within the elections, saying “your superb and enemy-breaking participation led to the regret and dejection of enemies and people who want unwell on this nation”.
Earlier, Mr Rouhani congratulated “the individuals’s elected [president]”, with out naming Raisi.
Nonetheless, the worryingly low turnout will pose issues for the nation’s leaders, who view turnout as a marker of legitimacy.
Voting on Friday was prolonged by two hours previous the unique midnight deadline amid fears of a low turnout of fifty % or much less.
Many citizens selected to remain away after the sphere of 600 hopefuls was whittled all the way down to seven candidates, all males, excluding an ex-president and a former parliament speaker.
Who’s Ebrahim Raisi?
Mr Raisi, 60, is a cleric and prosecutor who was appointed judiciary chief in 2019.
He misplaced the 2017 election to Mr Rouhani in a landslide defeat.
Now, Mr Raisi has offered himself as one of the best individual to combat corruption and clear up Iran’s financial issues.
He wears a black turban, signifying direct descent from Islam’s Prophet Mohammed, is seen as near the 81-year-old supreme chief, who has final political energy in Iran.
Nonetheless, many Iranians and human rights activists have expressed concern over his position within the mass executions of political prisoners within the Eighties.