Ultraconservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi was on June 19, 2021, declared as the winner of presidential election of Iran.
He won 62 of the 90 percent counted votes. Much before the official declaration, his rivals conceded their defeat in the Presidential election.
“I congratulate the people on their choice,” said Hassan Rouhani as he congratulated the new President. The outgoing moderate President Hassan Rouhani has served 8 years and is set to leave office in August.
Raisi’s appointment as the next President comes at a time when Iran seeks to resolve the problems related to its nuclear deal with powerful countries. The country needs to free itself from US sanctions that have caused an economic downturn.