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Presidential elections were held in Iran on 19 May 2017, the twelfth such election in Iran. Local elections were held simultaneously. Candidates’ registration took place from 11 to 15 April 2017. Incumbent president Hassan Rouhani was eligible to run for re-election. His rivals were principlists’ top candidate Ebrahim Raisi, Islamic Coalition Party’s Mostafa Mir-Salim and Mostafa Hashemitaba. Rouhani was re-elected for a second term. According to results announced by the Interior Ministry, Rouhani received 23.5 of 41 million votes counted so far. Ali Asghar Ahmadi, head of the election committee, was Saturday’s announcer on state TV. Rouhani’s closest rival, Ebrahim Raisi, received 15.7 million votes

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