On Saturday, may 20, interior Minister of Iran abdolreza Rahmani Fazli officially announced the victory of incumbent President Hassan Rouhani in the first round of the presidential elections, according to Press-TV.
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, for Raisi – 38.5%, the candidate of the conservatives Mostafa Agha Mirsalim and former Vice President Mostafa Hashemi-Taba scored, respectively, 1.13% and 0.52% of the vote.
All contestants voted 40 million Iranians, which means the unprecedented high turnout (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 is elected for four years by direct vote – no more than two consecutive terms.
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