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In Tehran, Supporters of Ebrahim Raisi celebrate his presidential election victory In Tehran, Supporters of Ebrahim Raisi celebrate his presidential election victory 

Raisi wins Iran presidential election

The Iranian judge, a protege of Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, won a landslide victory Saturday in the country's presidential election, in a vote that saw the lowest turnout in the Islamic Republic's history

By Nathan Morley

Ebrahim Raisi won Iran's presidential race by securing over 60 percent of votes.

Late on Saturday, the Iranian Interior Ministry announced Ebrahim Raisi as the winner of the Presidential vote.

Of the four candidates - Raisi, the incumbent Judiciary Chief, and Abdol-naser Hemmati, the former Governor of the Central Bank of Iran were seen as the major rivals.

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was the first to cast his vote in the ballot box. Almost 60 million Iranians were eligible to vote and choose the next president for a four-year term.

Separately, a helicopter carrying ballot boxes crashed near Dezful city in the south-western Iranian province of Khuzestan on Saturday. One person on board was killed.

19 June 2021, 23:44