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IRAN ELECTIONS: Next President Raisi Already Blacklisted By US

Outgoing President Hassan Rouhani and three other rivals all have congratulated Mr. Raisi on his early victory.

Ebrahim Raisi who set to win first round of Iran election is already blacklisted by the US
Israel says Iranians made the wrong choice to elect extremist President Ebrahim Raisi

KDRTV NEWS: Iran`s top judge Ebrahim Raisi is already sanctioned by the US despite clear indications that he is set to the next President of Iran.

A partial vote count has indicated that the Hardliner Mr. Raisi is leading.

READ ALSO: US Begins Talks With Iran Over American Hostages In Tehran

Iran`s top judge has beaten three candidates in the elections that saw other several candidates being barred from contesting.

Reports indicate that Mr. Raisi had been sanctioned by the US over past executions of political prisoners.

Some of the victims of Mr. Raisi have spoken as Iran prepares to welcome him as the next President after Hassan Rouhani

Raisi is the currently second-ranking official in the country after the supreme leader.

The outgoing President Hassan Rouhani and three other rivals have congratulated Mr. Raisi for victory.

“I congratulate the people on their choice,” said Rouhani. “My official congratulations will come later, but we know who got enough votes in this election and who is elected today by the people.”

State TV announced that Mr. Raisi so far has about 18 million votes of 28 million votes cast. This is 62 percent.

59 million Iranians were eligible to vote but only 28 million voted.

Before the polls, 600 hopefuls including 40 women registered for the presidential race.

However, only seven men were approved last month by 12 jurists and theologians on the hardline Guardian Council.

Three of the seven candidates pulled out of the election before polling day.

Many dissidents and reformists protested and called for boycotts after many candidates were disqualified from the race.

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