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‘Dawn of new era’: Iran’s ultraconservatives hail Raisi win

Iran’s ultraconservatives hail the election victory of their candidate Ebrahim Raisi.

“The Dawn of a New Era,” reads the jubilant front-page headline of the conservative Resalat daily, welcoming the 62 percent win by Raisi, the head of Iran’s judiciary.

Turnout reached 48.8 percent, a record low for a presidential poll since Iran’s 1979 revolution ousted the US-backed monarchy.

Ebrahim Raisi, points during a campaign rally in Eslamshahr, southwest of Tehran, Iran, June 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)

The ultraconservative Kayhan daily argues the voter participation was “epic” considering the economic crisis, pandemic and the “enemy’s propaganda,” referring to boycott calls from Iranian opposition groups abroad.

Resalat welcomes the change from the Rouhani administration which it says has been dogged by political infighting and occupied with “fruitless domestic and foreign challenges.”

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