Obtaining 17.926.345 votes, Raisi, 61, will replace incumbent President Hassan Rohani, who cannot run again after serving two consecutive four-year terms.
Besides the presidential post, voters elected city and village council posts, midterm lawmakers, and members of the Assembly of Experts in 4 provinces.
On May 25, the Guardian Council confirmed seven candidates to run in the presidential race; however, only four contesters participated in the elections.
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