Tehran (Basirat) :Iran's Interior Ministry says the Guardian Council has confirmed the result of the country's 12th presidential election, which saw President Hassan Rouhani reelected for another four years in office.
Guardian Council is the body responsible for overseeing elections and
confirming their results in Iran.
"Minutes ago, the Guardian Council’s letter confirming the validity of the 12th
presidential election was received,” Interior Ministry Spokesman Salman Samani
said on Tuesday.
In the letter, Secretary of the Guardian Council Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati
announced that the body had received and examined reports and complaints about
the election process and ultimately verified the poll’s overall result, he
The official said the 12-member supervisory body had received complaints of
irregularities in the electoral activities before the election and on the day of
voting on May 19, adding that some of them had been sent to judicial bodies for
President Rouhani, a moderate candidate, won a resounding reelection victory
with 23,549,616 votes or 57 percent of the total ballots. His main rival in the
four-man race, Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi, a principlist, secured 15,786,449 votes or
38.5 percent of the ballots. Mostafa Aqa-Mirsalim and Mostafa Hashemi-Taba, the
other two candidates, received 478,215 and 215,450 votes respectively.
Overall turnout in Iran's 12th presidential election was registered at over 73
Six candidates had been approved after vetting by the Guardian Council to run
for president. In the final days of campaigning, however, two of the candidates,
namely First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri and Tehran Mayor Mohammad Baqer
Qalibaf, withdrew from the race in favor of President Rouhani and Raeisi,