Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated Iranian President-elect Ebrahim Raisi and said he looked forward to working with him to further strengthen the warm ties between India and Iran.
“Congratulations to His Excellency Ebrahim Raisi on his election as President of the Islamic Republic of Iran. I look forward to working with him to further strengthen the warm ties between India and Iran,” he said. tweeted.
On Sunday, Iran’s interior ministry announced that ultra-conservative clergyman and judicial leader Raisi has been elected as the eighth president of Iran.
Raisi will take office in early August, replacing President Hassan Rouhani who was not constitutionally authorized to run for a third consecutive term.
The ministry confirmed on Saturday that Raisi won 61.95% of the vote out of a turnout of 48.8%, the lowest turnout for a presidential election since the 1979 revolution.
Raisi got 28,933,004 votes, while former Revolutionary Guard commander Mohsen Rezaei finished third with 3,412,712 votes, followed by moderate candidate Abdolnasswer Hemmati with 2,427,201 votes and conservative Amir Hossein Ghazizadeh Hashemi with 999 718 votes.
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