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Global leaders extend congratulations to Iran’s Pezeshkian on winning presidential election | Updates on Elections

Iran’s President-elect Masoud Pezeshkian receives congratulatory messages from world leaders

Iran’s Presidential Election Results: Masoud Pezeshkian Elected as the 9th President

In a historic run-off election, Masoud Pezeshkian emerged as the victor and is set to become Iran’s ninth elected president. The moderate candidate secured 53.7 percent of the votes, totaling 16.3 million out of over 30 million ballots cast, decisively defeating his rival Saeed Jalili.

Pezeshkian, known for his pledge to open Iran to the world, acknowledged the challenges ahead but extended a hand to all Iranians, promising not to leave them alone on this path. World leaders promptly congratulated him on his victory, setting the stage for potential shifts in international relations.

Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed hopes that Pezeshkian’s presidency would enhance Russia-Iran relations, citing ongoing negotiations for a comprehensive bilateral cooperation agreement. Similarly, leaders from Saudi Arabia, Azerbaijan, Venezuela, China, India, Iraq, Pakistan, Kuwait, Syria, Qatar, and Belarus extended their congratulations and pledges of cooperation to the incoming Iranian president.

Pezeshkian’s election, originally scheduled for 2025, was advanced after the tragic death of President Ebrahim Raisi in a helicopter crash. The global response to Pezeshkian’s victory highlights the significance of Iran’s role in the international community and the potential for diplomatic advancements under his leadership.

As Iran prepares for a new era with Pezeshkian at the helm, the world watches with anticipation for the impact of his presidency on domestic policies and international relations.

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