Jun 19, 2021, 3:22 PM
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Rouhani congratulates Iran's President-elect

Tehran, June 19, IRNA - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani met and congratulated President-elect Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi for his victory in the 13th presidential election.

During the meeting on Saturday, the two sides discussed issues such as the participation of the people in the elections and its impact on the authority of the Islamic Republic.

President Rouhani said that undoubtedly, using all available capacities and optimal organization of facilities can help to solve problems and accelerate to reach Iranians' demands.

He expressed hope that with President-elect's efforts and more cooperation of all forces in the country, Iran will witness effective measures for the development and prosperity of the country, as well as the peace and prosperity of Iranians.

From now on, the president and all his cabinet members are fully prepared to serve the President-elect, he added.

President Rouhani highlighted that since August 3, 2021, Mr. Raisi is the president of all Iranians and everyone will fully support him and his legitimate government.

Earlier, Iran's Majlis (Parliament) Speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf and candidates for the presidency congratulated Ebrahim Raisi on his election as people's president.

Iran’s presidential election was held nationwide and in 133 countries on June 18.

The election was due to end at 24:00 a.m. local time, but it was extended to 02:00 a.m. on June 19.

Over 59 million Iranians were eligible to vote.

Vote counting started as soon as the extended time ended.

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