In a region wracked by mayhem and violence, the people of Iran participated in the 12th presidential election in a calm and peaceful atmosphere returning the incumbent, President Hassan Rouhani to a second term in office.
In keeping with the tradition of past presidential elections, Iranian voters returned President Hassan Rouhani to power for a second term with a comfortable majority in the May 19 presidential election.
With a few days left for the presidential vote (May 19), Tehran mayor and a candidate in Iran’s 12th presidential election, Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf, withdrew from the race and threw his support behind the Principlist candidate, Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi.
Islamic Iran is heading for its 12th presidential election since the victory of the Islamic revolution in 1979. Six candidates have been approved for the May 19 poll.