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Conservative retreat in Iran after Raissi's election


DECRYPTION - The victory of the head of the Judicial Authority was marked by a very high rate of abstention, a sign of deep disarray among the Iranians.

Unsurprisingly, ultra-conservative Ebrahim Raissi was elected president of the Islamic Republic in the first round on Friday, but with the lowest turnout since the regime's advent in 1979. Only 48.8% of Iranians voted, according to the official figure.

Faced with three candidates, after the elimination of his main reform opponents - and at the end of a lackluster campaign in a context of general discontent with the socio-economic crisis - the head of the Judicial Authority collected 61.95% votes.

The record abstention illustrates the distress of millions of Iranians, who do not expect much from their leaders, except for an improvement in their living conditions.

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Source: lefigaro

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