Jun 22, 2021, 6:30 PM
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Sri Lankan President congratulates Iran's President-elect Ebrahim Raisi’s victory

New Dehli, IRNA - Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in a tweet today congratulated Iranian President-elect Ebrahim Raisi’s victory in the June 18 presidential race.

“The people & the Government of #SriLanka congratulate HE Sayyid Ebrahim Raisol-Sadati on the landmark victory in the Islamic Republic of #Iran’s 13th Presidential election,” he said.

“We look forward to working together to further strengthen our bilateral relations,” he further noted.

On Friday, June 18, the 13th presidential election was held simultaneous with the sixth round of city and village councils elections, the first mid-term for the 11th parliament’s by-election, and the second mid-term for the fifth Assembly of Experts election.

Out of over 59.3 million eligible voters in the 13th presidential election, nearly 29 million took part in the national event. Ebrahim Raisi won the presidential race with 17,926,345 votes out of the total 28,933,004 ballots, which shows 48.8 percent turnout.

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