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Iran’s Rouhani & rival candidates offer their congratulations as Khamenei ally Raisi poised to win presidential contest
Candidates in Irans presidential election have conceded the race to hardliner Ebrahim Raisi. Outgoing President Hassan Rouhani has also issued his congratulations, although the results have not yet been made official.
Raisi, the current chief justice of Iran, was the clear frontrunner heading into the polls. Voting began on Friday and continued into the early hours of Saturday. Although Tehran has yet to officially declare a winner, Raisi’s political opponents have already accepted defeat.
“I hope your government, under the leadership of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, will bring comfort and prosperity to our nation,” former central bank chief Abdolnasser Hemmati wrote in a congratulatory message to Raisi.
Mohsen Rezaei, a conservative and former commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, and Amir Hossein Ghazizadeh Hashemi, who currently serves in parliament, also conceded, Press TV reported.