Aug 3, 2021, 11:24 AM
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Iran presidential election symbol of religious democracy: Raisi

Tehran, Aug 3, IRNA - Ebrahim Raisi, the new President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, said on Tuesday that the June 18 presidential election was a symbol of religious democracy during which the Iranians showcased a glorious turnout.

Raisi made the remark during his endorsement as president by Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution of Iran Seyyed Ali Khamenei in Tehran on Tuesday.

The new president thanked Almighty God for His numerous mercies in particular the Iranian people's confidence and the Leader's endorsement.

The shining sun of religious democracy has risen more than 40 years in the country under the guidance of the Grand Imam and with the help of the great and responsible people to present a new model of governance to the world, Raisi stated.

This kind of governance represents a new version of governing by using religion along with world issues, science along with morals, justice along with progress, and dignity along with welfare, he said, noting that all should know that spirituality has been interrelated with the life of contemporary human beings.

Religion can rule all aspects of human life and in one word, republic along with Islamic and independence along with freedom are interconnected, he argued.

The statesmen and people have made all efforts to materialize the objectives of democracy over 40 years, Raisi said, adding that paying attention to the guidelines of the Leader caused progress, while ignorance to the guidance led to problems in Iran.

The June 18 presidential election was an important occasion when the Iranian people overcame all hostilities of the foes and difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic to display a great epic when it came to their turnout, the new president 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 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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