Hassan Rowhani Wins Iran’s Presidential Election


  • 11th Presidential elections were held in Iran on 14th June 2013.
  • Registration for candidates took place from 7 to 11 May 2013.
  • The qualifications of the registered candidates were then reviewed by the Guardian Council, a 12-member body consisting of six jurists and six theologians.
  • On 21st May 2013 eight candidates were declared eligible to participate in the election.
  • After the withdrawal of Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel and Mohammad Reza Aref, the number of candidates was reduced to six.
  • Incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad did not run for re-election as he was limited to two terms or 8 years in office under the Iranian constitution.
  • On 15 June official results were announced by Interior Ministry with Iran’s reformist-backed candidate Hassan Rouhani elected as the seventh President of Iran.
  • Hasan Rowhani has won the Islamic Republic’s presidential election with 50.7% of the votes.
  • Rowhani had received 18,613,329 of the 36,704,156 votes cast.
  • He defeated Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf who got 6,077,292 (16.56%) votes to take the second place.
  • Rowhani is scheduled to take office on 3 August 2013.

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