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Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani won re-election by a wide margin Saturday, giving the moderate cleric a second four-year term to see out his agenda pushing for greater freedoms and outreach to the wider world. 905 more words
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani defeated hardline challenger Ebrahim Raisi, securing a decisive re-election for a second term.
Voting started Friday in Iran’s first presidential election since it reached a nuclear deal with world powers in Vienna on July 14, 2015. 932 more words
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s re-election is in doubt thanks to an unassuming cleric who only recently entered the public spotlight. On April 9, Ebrahim Raisi, a longtime behind-the-scenes operative of the Islamic Republic closely associated with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, declared his candidacy in Iran’s May 19 presidential election. 1,665 more words
Hard-line Shiite cleric Ebrahim Raisi announced his bid for the Iranian presidency Sunday, emerging as a potentially serious challenger to the country’s current president, Hassan Rouhani. 513 more words