The Iranian Interior Ministry said on 19 June that 60-year-old Chief Justice Ebrahim Raisi won the election with nearly 62 percent of the vote. His competitors have already conceded defeat.
Sputnik is live from Teheran, Iran, where the newly-elected president of the Islamic Republic, Ebrahim Raisi, is briefing media for the first time since winning the 2021 presidential election.
While the US State Department questioned the fairness of the presidential election in Iran, a number of world leaders, including Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, congratulated Raisi on his victory.
The turnout was 48.8 percent – the lowest in Iran’s history.