On the morning of Thursday, 3 August, 68-year-old Hassan Rouhani was again sworn in as President of the Islamic Republic of Iran. In may he was elected for a second term.
Rouhani scored 23.5 million votes, beating his main rival, Ayatollah Ibrahim Raisi, has received the support of 15.5 million voters. For Rouhani was given to 57% of the vote, Raisi is 38.5%, the candidate of the conservatives Mostafa Agha Mirsalim and former Vice President Mostafa Hashemi-Taba scored, respectively, of 1.13% and 0.52% of the vote.
All contestants voted 40 million Iranians, the turnout was unprecedentedly high (71%).
Recall that, according to the Iranian Constitution, the President is the second highest official after the spiritual leader of the Islamic Republic. He is responsible for the observance of the Constitution and is managed by the Executive authorities in all spheres of state administration, except those that are directly attributed to the conduct of the Supreme Ayatollah. The President of Iran is elected for four years by direct vote – no more than two consecutive terms.