Hassan Rouhani wins second term as Iran president

02 Juin, 2017, 05:26 | Author: Claudine Rigal

"Away from radicalism, our nation wants to live in this world in friendship", Rouhani said during a televised speech in the capital of Tehran.

Mogherini said: "Iranians took passionately part to political life of their country".

Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, the top leader of the country, commended the Iranian people for their "massive and epic" turnout in the country's twin elections.

Ebrahim Raisi, a conservative cleric, accused supporters of Rouhani of hundreds of acts of propaganda at voting booths - banned under electoral law.

Donald Trump long threatened to renegotiate the nuclear deal while on the campaign trail.

Relations between the US and Iran are likely to be remain hostile, according to Karim Sadjadpour of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

He promised voters a moderate and outward-looking Iran and criticised the conservative-dominated judiciary.

Shortly after final results were released, Khamenei had also urged Iranians to show unity following the "intensity of the days and weeks" leading up to the vote. Germany's defense minister, Ursula von der Leyen, welcomed what she called a "positive sign".

But there is no indication that Rouhani will be a "moderate" or a "reformer" on any other issues.

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Iran's President has important sway over domestic affairs and serves as the face of Iran to the world.

- Six men were approved to run by the Guardians Council from more than 1,600 applicants, but it quickly boiled down to a two-man race between Raisi and Rohani, an establishment veteran who oversaw a breakthrough nuclear deal with world powers to ease sanctions and pushed for engagement with the West and greater openness for Iranians. But Rouhani had history and hope on his side.

Raisi was popular among the working class and rural poor who rely on state support and benefited less from the nuclear pact.

As the Interior Minister read out the final result, it was clear Rouhani's pragmatic policies had clearly defeated the hardline stance of his opponent Ebrahim Raisi, by a margin of almost two to one.

DUBAI: Iranians yearning for more freedom at home and less isolation overseas have emphatically re-elected President Hassan Rouhani, throwing down a challenge to the conservative clergy that still holds ultimate sway. But in spite of the promise that lifting of USA sanctions will improve the economy, the national economy remains crisis-ridden. The turnout was more than 40 million (70%). Iran was also reconnected to the global banking system.

No sitting president in Iran has failed to win a second term since 1981.

President Rouhani's victory means a major defeat for the hardliners.

Assad sent a cable to Rouhani congratulating him "for the trust that was given to him by the Iranian People to continue strengthening Iran's position and its role in the region and the world as a whole". He told NPR's Morning Edition that leaders in the US -allied countries of Israel and Saudi Arabia are likely to advocate "a policy which goes back to status quo ante on Iran which is pushing Iran back in the Middle East".


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