TEHRAN—A tough-line Iranian judge opposed to the country’s outreach to the West won Iran’s presidential election, consolidating conservative handle more than the country’s politics, as Tehran attempts to revive an intercontinental nuclear accord that would free of charge the place of some U.S. sanctions.
Ebrahim Raisi been given 17.9 million votes, or about sixty two% of the ballots solid, according to Iran’s inside ministry.
Mr. Raisi’s main challenger,
the only reasonable candidate remaining in the race, been given about eight% of the vote.
Iran’s current president,
frequented Mr. Raisi on Saturday to congratulate him on the victory.
Mr. Raisi’s victory was largely the outcome of a historically low turnout of 48.eight%—a signal of the divisions inside of Iranian society and a reflection of common discontent with