Who is Ebrahim Raisi, Iran’s next president?

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The result was never in doubt. Ebrahim Raisi, Iran’s hardline judiciary chief, has won Friday’s presidential election.

But frustration with the election process meant fewer Iranians went to the polls.

Voter turnout was the lowest in the history of the Islamic republic.

Raisi’s victory will give the conservatives full control over all levers of power in Iran for the first time.

Al Jazeera’s Assed Baig reports from the capital, Tehran, where he takes a closer look at the man sanctioned by the United States who is ushering a new chapter in Iranian politics.

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