UN envoy congratulates Iranian nation, gov’t on successful elections

IRNA – The United Nations Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative Gary Lewis in a message on Sunday congratulated the Iranian nation on successful holding of the 12th presidential election.

“Congratulations to people and gov’t of Iran on a successful election. UN looks forward to expanding cooperation for a better future,” Lewis wrote on his tweet account.

Incumbent President Hassan Rouhani won a landslide victory in the elections by garnering over 23.4 million of votes (57%) from more than 41 million ballots cast on May 19.