Ultraconservative Raisi elected Iran president as rivals concede
TEHRAN: Congratulations poured in for ultraconservative Ebrahim Raisi on Saturday (Jun 19) for winning Iran's presidential election as his rivals conceded even before official results were announced.
The other three candidates in the race all congratulated him for his victory, which had been widely expected after a host of heavyweight rivals had been barred from running.
"I congratulate the people on their choice," said outgoing moderate President Hassan Rouhani without naming Raisi. "My official congratulations will come later, but we know who got enough votes in this election and who is elected today by the people."……
Politics Iran News International
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