According to Iran’s Interior Ministry, Rouhani won 23 million (or 57 percent) of the total vote, while his main rival, Ebrahim Raisi, received 15.7 million (38.5 percent).
During the past decades, Iranian officials have praised the country’s democratic elections and huge election turnout. They repeatedly urge citizens to vote.
Soon after the election began on Friday, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei casted his ballot in central Tehran. He also called on all Iranians to do the same and choose the future government of the Islamic Republic.
Following the election, Ayatollah Khamenei said the winner of the election is the Iranian people.
“The winner of the yesterday's elections, is you, the Iranian people, and the Islamic establishment, which has managed to win the increasing trust of this big nation despite the enemies' plot and effort,” he said in a statement issued on Saturday.
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif also hailed the nation’s massive turnout, describing it as “glorious”.
“We are indebted to all Iranian people, who once again guaranteed the sovereignty, security, and dignity of Iran and Iranians by their glorious and vigilant presence in the elections at home and abroad,” Zarif said in a post on his Instagram page.
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