Judiciary chief Raeisi set to become Iran’s new president

Of the 29 million votes cast, Raeisi leading with 17 million

Iran’s judiciary chief and the top conservative candidate, Ebrahim Raeisi, looks all but certain to romp home victorious in the country’s presidential election. According to Anadolu Agency report.

As per preliminary vote count of the 29 million votes cast in Friday’s presidential election, Raeisi was leading with 17 million, followed by Mohsen Rezaei with 3 million, Abdolnasser Hemmati with two million and Ghazizadeh Hashemi with one million votes.

Vote count was still underway at the time of filing this report with the final announcement still pending, but reports suggest Raeisi could be winning by a big margin.