Ebrahim Raisi Named New President of Iran
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Ebrahim Raisi Named New President of Iran

ERBIL — Ebrahim Raisi has been named the new President of the Islamic Republic of Iran after his three rivals conceded the election on Saturday.

Iranian Electoral Commission said with 90% of the votes counted, the conservative cleric is the winner of the elections.

Raisi has won 17.8 million votes out of 28.6 million ballots counted so far, Iranian Interior Ministry confirmed on Saturday morning.

Mohsen Razaei, who has received 3.3 million votes, admitted his loss in a statement and congratulated the winner.

Raisi will take over from the current President Hassan Rouhani, a moderate in Iranian politics, in August.