Rouhani Leads Iran Presidential Race, Predicted To Win A 2Nd Term

The pragmatist Rouhani won 21.6 million votes in Friday’s hard-fought contest, compared to 14 million for Raisi, with 37 million votes counted, the source said, adding about four million more votes were still to be tallied.
The interior ministry official said that with 25 million ballots certified by the authorities so far, Rouhani won 14.619 million and Raisi gained 10.125 million.
“Many pro-reform voters are still lukewarm Rouhani supporters, disappointed with his failure to make broader changes during his first term.
Rouhani has urged the Guards not to meddle in the vote, a warning that reflects the political tension.
President Hassan Rouhani has an unbeatable lead in Iran’s presidential election, an Iranian official source told Reuters on Saturday, citing an early unofficial tally, and is set to defeat his hardline rival Ebrahim Raisi and win a second term.

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