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Khamenei protege wins landslide in Iran vote amid low turnout

Khamenei protege wins landslide in Iran vote amid low turnout

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This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/irans-sole-moderate-presidential-candidate-congratulates-raisi-his-victory-state-2021-06-19/) reduced by 87%. (I'm a bot) ***** > DUBAI, June 19 - Ebrahim Raisi, a hardline judge who is under U.S. sanctions for human rights abuses, secured victory as expected on Saturday in Iran's presidential election after a contest marked by voter apathy over economic hardships and political restrictions. > Iran's regional allies, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and militant Islamist group Hamas welcomed Raisi's election. > Outgoing pragmatist President Hassan Rouhani, barred by the constitution from seeking a third term, visited Raisi at his office to congratulate him, and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said he would lead Iran well. ***** [**Extended Summary**](http://np.reddit.com/r/autotldr/comments/o3jcmk/khamenei_protege_wins_landslide_in_iran_vote_amid/) | [FAQ](http://np.reddit.com/r/autotldr/comments/31b9fm/faq_autotldr_bot/ "Version 2.02, ~583566 tl;drs so far.") | [Feedback](http://np.reddit.com/message/compose?to=%23autotldr "PM's and comments are monitored, constructive feedback is welcome.") | *Top* *keywords*: **Raisi**^#1 **Iran**^#2 **vote**^#3 **state**^#4 **political**^#5