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Iran election: Hardliner Raisi sweeps to victory amid low turnout

DW, 19 Jun 2021
A hardline cleric has swept to victory in Iran's presidential election. Officials say Ebrahim Raisi has won nearly two thirds of the vote. The only moderate candidate has already conceded. Raisi is a harsh critic of the West. The US has sanctioned him for allegedly overseeing the executions of thousands of political prisoners. Election turn-out was low. Many voters were deterred by years of authoritarian rule and the flat-lining economy.


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