Iranian president wins re-election in a landslide

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani won re-election in a landslide on Saturday. (NBC RAW)

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani won re-election in a landslide on Saturday.

Rouhani won 57 percent of the vote to defeat his rival, Ebrahim Raisi in Iran’s presidential election.

In a speech in Tehran today, Rouhani said the country had “chosen the path of interaction with the world without violence and extremism.”

The election was viewed as a referendum on Rouhani’s more moderate policies and the nuclear deal with world powers.

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