Ultraconservative Ebrahim Raisi succeeds reformist Rouhani as Iran’s president

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    Ultraconservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi has been elected Iran’s new president with more than 62 percent of the vote, electoral officials announced on Saturday. Raisi will take over from moderate reformist President Hassan Rouhani in August. 

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