Hassan Rouhani was re-elected by a wide margin in Iran

5/22/2017
  • Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani was re-elected by a wide margin. The victory gave the moderate cleric a second four-year term to see out his agenda pushing for greater freedoms and outreach to the wider world.
  • The 68-year-old incumbent secured a commanding lead of 57% in a race that drew more than seven out of every 10 voters to the polls.
  • His nearest rival in the four-man race, hardliner Ebrahim Raisi, secured 38% of the vote.
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