June 19,2021 – Iran’s hardliner, the Chief of the Judiciary, Justice Sayyid Ebrahim Raisol-Sadati, commonly known as Ebrahim Raisi, an Iranian conservative, principlist politician and Muslim jurist, has won the Iranian presidential election with a landslide, according to reports from the country’s largest city and the national capital, Tehran.
The 60 years old Raisi won with 17.8 million out of the 28.6 million votes in an election which has been described by one of lowest voters-turnout since the revolution of 1979 in the Islamic Republic of Iran.
In a statement seen by Nyamilepedia, the Iran’s outgoing President, Hassan Rouhani, accepted the defeat and commended the people of Iran for choosing a leader of their choice.
” I congratulate the people on their choice and as an outgoing leadership we will firmly support and stand with the government of President Elect Ibrahim Raisi,” Outgoing President Rouhani said.
Rouhani has completed his two terms successfully and Iranian constitution couldn’t allow him to seek a third term.
On the international part, some countries reacted to the election of Ibrahim Raisi, pouring in congratulations and pleading to work with Iran.
Among the top allies of Iran was the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, who congratulated the President-elect Raisi and expressed hopes that the constructive and win-win bilateral relations between the two countries will improve further during Raisi’s tenure.
Turkish President also congratulated Raisi for his historic victory and announced that the two countries will cooperate and improve relations.
On the other hand, however, the Israeli’s recently elected Prime Minister, Naftali Bennett, who was barely elected six days ago, reacted differently saying the newly elected head of Iran is the most extremist of the modern time who committed war crimes and crimes against humanity, adding that he should first go for investigations before making it as head of the state.
In 2015 Iran signed a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA) better known as Nuclear deal with super powers, however, in 2018, the U.S former President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew from the deal and imposed economic sanctions on Iran.
The new President elect Ibrahim Raisi told the media that he would just follow the steps of the old administration in regard to the Nuclear deal, however, he promised that he would constitute a new committee that will steer the agreement in a way that reflects Iranians’ interest.