Hassan Rohani elected as Iran President

Hassan Rohani elected as Iran President
Sat Jun 15, 2013 20:23:54

Hassan Rohani wins 11th round of Iran’s presidential election with voters’ strong support.

As the final vote counting showed on Friday, Mr Rohani was elected to replace incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad by collecting 18,613,329 votes from a total of 36,704,156.

72.2% of the 50 million eligible Iranians took part in the election marking a massive turnout, Interior minister Mostafa Mohammad Najjar told a news conference on Saturday.

The final results for other candidates are:

Tehran Mayor Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf: 6,077,292 votes

Supreme National Security Council Secretary Saeid Jalili: 4,168,946 votes

Expediency Council Secretary Mohsen Rezaei: 3,884,412 votes

Former foreign minister Ali Akbar Velayati: 2,268,753 votes

Former telecommunications minister Mohammad Gharazi: 446,015 votes