Raisi scores 62% in Iran presidential vote: partial official result


TEHRAN, June 19, 2021 (BSS/AFP) – Iran’s ultraconservative cleric Ebrahim
Raisi won 62 percent of the presidential election votes counted so far,
officials said Saturday after Raisi’s rivals conceded defeat.

Raisi won more than 17.8 million votes out of 28.6 million ballots
counted, far ahead of the second-placed candidate Mohsen Rezai, who won 3.3
million votes, election office chairman Jamal Orf said on state television
after Friday’s vote.

Iran has more than 59 million eligible voters but no turnout figures have
yet been released.