Raisi wins presidential election in Iran
Out of 59,310,307 eligible voters, 28,933,004 votes were cast, representing a turnout of 48.8%, he noted.
Earlier today, outgoing Iranian President Hassan Rouhani visited the president-elect in his office and greeted him during the elections.
“From August 4, Raisi will be our common president, and everyone will fully support him and his legitimate government,” Rouhani said during a joint press briefing with Raisi.
Rouhani offered his full cooperation and that of his cabinet with his successor, in order to ensure a successful transfer of powers.
Analysts say Raisi secured the people’s vote based on improving economic conditions that have been severely affected by US sanctions and the COVID-19 pandemic.
He presented himself as the rival of aristocracy, inefficiency and corruption.
During the presidential televised debate on June 18, he said people wanted to see a palpable improvement in their livelihoods, which would be a priority for his administration.
Raisi noted that to reduce the prices of essential goods in the domestic market, dependence on foreign exchange resources must be minimized by achieving self-sufficiency in the production of these products.
Meanwhile, he said housing is a major concern of people as well, estimating that his administration will build 4 million housing units over the next four years.
He called for a participatory policy in the implementation of his programs, saying that “with everyone’s efforts and creating changes in various executive departments, we will have a strong Iran”.
As for foreign policy, Raisi announced his priority for cooperation and interaction with the world.
“Foreign policy is a system of interaction with all countries, especially neighbors,” he said.
“We will interact with those who do not intend to be enemies, in a friendly, dignified and authoritative manner,” Raisi added.