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Rouhani wins Iran's presidential election with 23.5 million votes: official
May 20, 2017 / 10:01 AM / in 5 months

Rouhani wins Iran's presidential election with 23.5 million votes: official

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has won the country’s presidential election with some 57 percent of the total votes, the country’s Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmanifazli said on Saturday.

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani waves to supporters at a polling station during the presidential election in Tehran, Iran, May 19, 2017. President.ir/Handout via REUTERS

“Of some 41.2 million total votes cast, Rouhani got 23.5 ... and won the election,” Rahmanifazli said in remarks carried live by state TV. Rouhani’s hardline rival Ebrahim Raisi got 15.8 million votes, he said.

Writing by Parisa Hafezi, editing by Louise Heavens

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