In Iran, reformist candidate Masoud Pezeshkian recently won the country’s presidential snap election, defeating his hardline rival Saeed Jalili in a pivotal vote that had been called after Ebrahim Raisi, an archconservative elected to the presidency in 2021, was killed in a helicopter crash in May.

Out of 30.5 million votes counted in the runoff on July 5, Pezeshkian won 53.6 percent, edging out Jalili, who had 44.3 percent of the votes. Voter turnout was 49.8 percent.

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