In victory for moderates, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani wins re-election

Source: CNN

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani handily won re-election in what amounts to a victory for the Shiite nation’s reformist camp and a sign that citizens favor fruitful engagement with the outside world. Rouhani, who defeated his conservative challenger Ebrahim Raisi in the Friday elections, garnered 57% of the vote, Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli said. He’ll serve another four years in the post. “I voted for Mr. Rouhani,” said Mostafa, a voter in Tehran who spoke to CNN. “And I am proud of him because he showed all of the world we are a good country. Our goal is peace for our world. And I am proud of my President.”Another voter stressed the importance of casting a ballot.”Today is going to be a very happy day,” said Satiya Liaghi, a 20-year-old student at Sharif University of Technology in Tehran.

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