Massoud Pezeshkian Wins Iranian Presidency in Election’s Second Round

TEHRAN — Massoud Pezeshkian has emerged victorious in the second round of Iran’s 14th presidential election, securing his position as the country’s 9th president.

According to Burkina Information Agency, the final tally from the election confirmed Pezeshkian’s majority with 16,384,403 votes, outstripping his competitor Saïd Jalili, who garnered 13,538,179 votes. The total number of votes counted was 30,530,157. Polling stations were active across Tehran and other locations nationwide on Friday, culminating the election prompted by the death of former President Ebrahim Raïssi in a helicopter crash in May.

The initial round of voting, which took place on June 28, 2024, led to this runoff between Pezeshkian and Jalili after neither candidate achieved a majority, setting the stage for a closely watched second round.

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