IRNA – Initial results emerged so far from the June 18 Iran presidential election announced by the Election Office suggest that Judiciary Chief Ebrahim Raisi has taken a wide lead over rivals with 17.8 million votes out of 28.6 million ballots counted.
Iran’s Deputy Interior Minister and Head of Election Office Jamal Araf announced on Saturday that 28.6 million ballots have been counted until 11:00 am local time June 19. The initial results, Araf said, show that Raisi obtained 17.8 million votes.
Mohsen Rezaei Mirqaed has 3.3 million votes so far and Abdolnaser Hemmati and Amir Hossein Ghazizadeh have obtained 2.4 million and one million votes respectively, according to initial results.
Though the final results are yet to be announced, Rezaei, Hemmati and Ghazizadeh have already congratulated Raisi on his victory in separate messages.
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