Javier Solana congratulates Rouhani on landslide victory

IRNA — Former EU High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy, Secretary-General of NATO, and Foreign Minister of Spain Javier Solana on Saturday in a message on Saturday congratulated reelection of President Hassan Rouhani in a landslide victory.

In his twitter, he said Rouhani was the winner of the country’s presidential competition and this should be regarded as another opportunity for the region.

Hassan Rouhani won a landslide victory in the 12th presidential election on Saturday and was re-elected as the new president of Iran by winning 57% of the votes.

According to the Interior Ministry, Rouhani obtained 23,549,616 votes out of the total 41,220,131, while his rival Ebrahim Raeisi received 15,786,449 ballots.

Mostafa Mirsalim and Mostafa Hashemi Tab, two other hopefuls, won 478,215 and 215,450 votes, respectively.

Out of over 56 million Iranians who were eligible to vote in the 12th presidential election, over 40 millions took part in the event.

The 12th presidential election was held nationwide and in 102 world countries on May 19.

The presidential candidates included President Hassan Rouhani, Custodian of the Imam Reza (AS) Holy Shrine Ebrahim Raeisi, former minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Mostafa Mirsalim and former Minister of Physical Education Mostafa Hashemi Taba.