Iran Elections 2017
An archive of news and views about the 2017 presidential and local elections held in Iran
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is scheduled to meet one of his supporters whose photo was widely circulated in his election campaign before garnering the majority of votes in May 19 presidential vote.
Hassan Rouhani, who was recently re-elected as Iran’s president in the May 19 presidential election, is going to attend a press conference in Tehran.
Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf, the Mayor of Tehran who dropped out of Iran’s presidential election in favour of a fellow right-winger, has felicitated the re-elected president Hassan Rouhani on the Iranian nation’s massive and epic turnout in the votes.
A member of the Afghan Parliament has praised the mechanism of holding presidential election in Iran, and has compared the turnout in the Middle Eastern country’s vote with that in the polls in the so-called democratic European states.
Reformist and moderate candidates have won all the 21 seats of Tehran’s City Council according to the final results declared by Tehran governor, ending the 15-year dominance of conservative councillors.
Tens of thousands of Iranians took to the streets across the country on Saturday night to celebrate the victory of Hassan Rouhani in the Friday’s presidential election.
Iranian presidential candidate Ebrahim Raisi, who lost the race to Hassan Rouhani in the Friday’s elections, wished success for the elected president, and expressed the hope that people’s economic problems are prioritized in the next four years.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who won a second term in office in the presidential polls held on Friday, said establishing security in the region will be possible through enhancing democracy and respecting people’s votes.
Iranian people, from all walks of life and in all parts of the country, went to the ballot boxes on Friday to vote for their favourite candidates in presidential and local elections.
A number of world leaders have sent congratulatory messages to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, felicitating him on being re-elected as the country’s president in the Friday’s election.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has issued a message commending the Iranian people for their "massive and epic" turnout in the country's twin elections.
Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli officially declared the results of Iran’s presidential elections, where Hassan Rouhani was re-elected by a wide margin.
Federica Mogherini, the European Union’s Foreign Policy Chief, in a message offered her congratulations to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on his re-election, and voiced the EU’s preparedness for bilateral engagement with the Islamic Republic.
Amid US President’s trip to Saudi Arabia for talks on forming a regional coalition with Arab states, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the Islamic Republic derives its stability from the people who vote, not from such coalitions.
Maybe if Trump could see Iranian people queuing up to vote in Iran Elections on his way to Saudi Arabia, he would ask Saudi rulers about the true meaning of election and democracy.
Senior Iranian authorities and clerics have cast their ballots in Iran's presidential and local elections, which are being held simultaneously across the country.
The Iranian intelligence minister announced that the country’s security forces have managed to smash a number of terrorist cells that intended to disrupt the process of the elections on Friday.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif assured the Iranian expatriates that their votes in Iran’s presidential election will be protected.
The Headquarters of Iran Elections in its first statement on Friday declared that no individual or body other than the Guardian Council is allowed to interfere in observing the election process.
Iranian presidential candidate and incumbent president Hassan Rouhani voted in Tehran, saying whoever elected in the votes should be helped by others.
Iranian presidential candidate Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi and his wife cast their ballots in the country’s presidential and local elections on Friday.