Ebrahim Raeisi has won Iran’s 2021 presidential election, according to final results.
Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani-Fazli said out of a total of 28,933,004 votes cast in the presidential election, Raeisi garnered over 17.9 million votes, followed by Mohsen Rezaei, who secured 3.4 million.
Nasser Hemmati garnered 2.4 million votes, and Amir-Hossein Ghazizadeh-Hashemi won almost one million votes.
Raeisi has been the chief of Iran’s Judiciary since 2019. The Muslim cleric has formerly held several other posts in Iran’s judicial branch since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
Raeisi is associated with the Principlist camp, but he said he ran in the election this year as an independent when he announced his presidential bid last month.
Polls closed in the election early on Saturday (June 19) — after 19 hours of voting nationwide and in various countries in the world by Iranian expatriates. Over 59.3 million Iranians were eligible to vote in the election.