Massoud Pezeshkian, reformist candidate, wins the presidential election in Iran.

Iran : le candidat réformateur Massoud Pezeshkian élu président
          Massoud Pezeshkian, candidat progressiste à la présidentielle iranienne, a remporté l'élection avec 53% des voix. La promesse d'un vent nouveau pour les Iraniens.

Massoud Pezeshkian, a progressive candidate, was elected president of Iran with a majority of 53% of the votes. His victory symbolizes hope for change for the Iranian population, who aspire to political renewal.

A surprising victory for reformist candidate Massoud Pezeshkian in Iran

The night of Friday, July 5 was filled with joy for the supporters of Massoud Pezeshkian, a reformist candidate in Iran. With 53% of the votes, he won the election, thus ending a series of victories for the conservative camp. Little known to the general public until then, this doctor and former Minister of Health has built a reputation for honesty and moderation.

He succeeds Ebrahim Raïssi, an ultra-conservative who died in a helicopter accident. During the campaign, Massoud Pezeshkian denounced certain arbitrary actions against women and young people who aspire to more freedom. He stated that these actions did not respect the current law.

An economic and diplomatic challenge for the new president

In addition to internal challenges, the new president will have to face an economic crisis and international sanctions. He has promised to resolve disputes with Western countries, but his room for maneuver remains limited. Indeed, in Iran, major political decisions are made by the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khomeini, who has been in power for 35 years.

Source of the article: Francetvinfo

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