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Iran's moderate candidate concedes defeat to Raisi in presidential vote

Iran’s moderate candidate Abdolnasser Hemmati concedes defeat to hardline judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi after the country's presidential vote

6/19/2021 9:22:00 AM

Iran ’s moderate candidate Abdolnasser Hemmati concedes defeat to hardline judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi after the country's presidential vote

President Rouhani announces his successor has been elected, without naming the winner. Low turnout reported for the vote dominated by Ebrahim Raisi , a protege of Iran 's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and held amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

The moderate candidate in Iran'shas conceded loss in the country's presidential race to the country's hard-line judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi.Former Central Bank chief Abdolnasser Hemmati wrote on Instagram to judiciary chief Raisi early on Saturday.

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Hemmati wrote: "I hope your administration provides causes for pride for the Islamic Republic of Iran, improves the economy and life with comfort and welfare for the great nation of Iran."READ MORE:Will Tehran be hawkish toward the West if a hardliner wins Iran's election?

Rouhani congratulates peopleIran's moderate President Hassan Rouhani later said his successor had been elected, but did not name the widely expected victor."I congratulate the people on their choice," said Rouhani after Friday's vote as other candidates also congratulated 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." headtopics.com

Raisi did not immediately acknowledge Hemmati's concession, nor that of former Revolutionary Guard commander Mohsen Rezaei, who also conceded the loss.Mohsen Rezaei's concession in a post on Twitter came as Iran's outgoing President Hassan Rouhani also acknowledged the winner in the country's vote Friday was "clear," though he didn't immediately name judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi. 

On Twitter, Rezaei praised Khamenei and the Iranian people for taking part in the vote."God willing, the decisive election of my esteemed brother, Ayatollah Dr. Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi, promises the establishment of a strong and popular government to solve the country's problems," Rezaei wrote.

The election on Friday was dominated by Raisi, a protege of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, after the disqualification of the strongest competitors who could have challenged him in the vote. READ MORE:Iran votes for new president, with hardline judge tipped to win

Low turnoutAs night fell Friday, turnout appeared far lower than in Iran’s last presidential election in 2017. At one polling place inside a mosque in central Tehran, a Shia cleric played soccer with a young boy as most of its workers napped in a courtyard.  headtopics.com

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At another, officials watched videos on their mobile phones as state television blared beside them, offering only tight shots of locations around the country — as opposed to the long, snaking lines of past elections.Balloting came to a close at 2 am Saturday, after the government extended voting to accommodate what it called “crowding” at several polling places nationwide. 

Paper ballots, stuffed into large plastic boxes, were to be counted by hand through the night, and authorities said they expected to have initial results and turnout figures Saturday morning at the earliest.“My vote will not change anything in this election, the number of people who are voting for Raisi is huge and Hemmati does not have the necessary skills for this,” said Hediyeh, a 25-year-old woman who gave only her first name while hurrying to a taxi in Haft-e Tir Square after avoiding the polls.

“I have no candidate here.” Read more: TRT World »

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The result was predetermined because it looked like an election (very low turnout -- sanctioned by the people) , but truly an appointment by Khamenei.

Exclusive: Iran hard-liner Raisi to win election at pivotal Middle East moment, poll shows'All indications suggest that [Ebrahim] Raisi will become Iran 's next president,' Iran Poll CEO Amir Farmanesh said in a statement shared alongside exclusive data sent to Newsweek. 'Contrary to what some believe, his election is unlikely to significantly change the course of Iran 's foreign policy.' No one should be surprised !

Iran's sole moderate presidential candidate congratulates Raisi for his victory - state media Iran 's moderate presidential candidate congratulated his hardline rival hardline judge Ebrahim Raisi for winning the election, Iran ian state media reported on Saturday, as the interior ministry said counting of the votes continued. None of your business to label the candidates 🤢🤢🤮 There were 8 candidates at first and more than one moderate the moderates that couldn't win dropped out earlier, Iranians knew a hardliner would win

EXPLAINER: Iran vote to determine next president, directionDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran 's presidential election Friday will determine who will lead the country's civilian government as tensions remain high between the Islamic Republic and the West over its tattered nuclear deal with world powers. Will Jimmy Carter certify it? horrible original name of Iran is Parsia

EXPLAINER: Iran vote to determine next president, directionDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran 's presidential election Friday will determine who will lead the country's civilian government as tensions remain high between the Islamic Republic and the West over its tattered nuclear deal with world powers. No it won’t. That decision had already been made behind closed doors. Please remember this is a terrorist supporting regime, not a democracy. Khamenei runs the country. Don't even pretend and try to make this farce of an election legitimate. Nothing happens in that country without the dictator's say so. As I predicted no mention of Iranians boycotting the election in your piece. Even Ahmadinejad has fans in your fictional world but you can't see at least 70% of Iranians who won't vote.

Judge sanctioned by U.S. set to take over Iran presidency Iran ians voted on Friday in a contest set to hand the presidency to a hardline judge subject to U.S. sanctions, though many are likely to ignore the ballot amid anger over economic hardship and calls for a boycott by critics of hardline rule. And the vast majority of Iranians have all ready called him illegitimate.

Iran nuclear deal hangs in balance as Islamic Republic votes Iran 's tattered nuclear deal with world powers hangs in the balance as the country prepares to vote on Friday for a new president. Diplomats are trying to find a way to get both Washington and Tehran to reenter the accord. By jongambrellAP. jongambrellAP Who is guilty of spreading corona virus in this world will the world punish him or not? jongambrellAP The nuclear deal is a fraud as it only compels Iran to nuclear restrictions and not all other nuclear powers including the US UK France and Israeli regimes jongambrellAP Dam, Got the ayatollah masked up.