Hassan Rouhani re-elected as President of Iran

Born in Semnan province on 12 November 1948, Rouhani is a graduate of University of Tehran and has PhD from Scotland’s Glasgow Caledonian University.Iranians voted for president Friday, and chose to re-elect President Hassan Rouhani, who made a historic nuclear deal with the West.In Iran, President Hasan Rouhani has won a second term. He easily defeated a hard-line conservative cleric by a 57 to 38 percent margin. The vote is seen as an endorsement of Rouhani’s move to try to open his tightly controlled country to the outside world, including an agreement to restrict Iran’s nuclear program in return for the lifting of economic sanctions.Riding a large turnout from Iran’s urban middle classes, President Hassan Rouhani won re-election in a landslide on Saturday, giving him a mandate to continue his quest to expand personal freedoms and open Iran’s ailing economy to global investors.the resounding victory should enable him to strengthen the position of the moderate and reformist faction as the country prepares for the end of the rule of the 78-year-old supreme leader Of the 41 million votes cast, Mr. Rouhani won 23 million (or 57 percent), soundly defeating his chief opponent, Ebrahim Raisi, who received 15.7 million (38.5 percent). Iranian state television congratulated Mr. Rouhani on his victory.Turnout was heavy, with more than 70 percent of Iran’s 56 million voters casting ballots.Despite the victory.Turnout was heavy, with more than 70 percent of Iran’s 56 million voters casting ballots.

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