Iran’s Interior Ministry on Saturday released the official result of the June 18 presidential election, announcing Hojat-ol-Islam Raeisi as the winner.
The winner garnered 17,926,345 votes, out of a total of 28,933,004 ballots cast.
Following the announcement, world leaders and officials sent messages to congratulate him on becoming the Islamic Republic of Iran’s 8th president.
Iraqi President Barahm Salih in his message wished Hojat-ol-Islam Raeisi success in serving the Iranian nation and helping the country’s progress and growth.
He also called for strengthening the ties between Tehran and Baghdad.
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin highlighted the friendly ties between Iran and Russia and hoped for the expansion of the relations during Raeisi’s tenure.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assan, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, Sultan of Oman Haitham bin Tariq Al Said, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, UAE President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and Armenia’s President Armen Sargsyan were among other world leaders congratulating the senior Iranian cleric on winning the polls.
Iran’s 13th presidential election was held Friday simultaneously with the 6th City and Village Councils elections, midterm elections for the 5th Assembly of Experts, and midterm elections for the 11th Parliament.