The Iranians elected a new president in the first round, declared outgoing president Hassan Rohani on Saturday, accrediting, even before the official results were announced, the idea of a victory for the ultra-conservative Ebrahim Raïssi, archifavori of the ballot of the day before.
I congratulate the people on their choice,
” he said in a televised speech.
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My official congratulations will come later, but we know who had enough votes in this election and who is elected today by the people,
" added the head of government, without citing the name of the winner.
In messages on Instagram, on Twitter or relayed by the Iranian media, the three candidates opposed to Raïssi have recognized his victory in their own way.
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According to state media, the count is still underway in the early morning.
The participation figures and the final results are expected before noon (07:30 GMT).