Jalili drops out of Iran elections
Jalili announced his resignation from the presidential election on July 19 in a statement posted on Wednesday evening, hours before the conclusion of campaigning.
Al-Mayadeen's correspondent in Iran reported that candidate Saeed Jalili has officially announced his withdrawal from the presidential elections in favor of candidate Ibrahim Raisi.
Jalili has stepped out of the June 18 election, urging his supporters and those who believe in the 1979 Islamic Revolution's values to vote for fellow candidate Ebrahim Raisi.
In a statement released on Wednesday evening, Jalili said, “Now that a large segment of society has embraced Raisi, it is worthwhile for those who believe in the Revolution to vote for the senior cleric based on the requirements outlined in the "Second Step of the Islamic Revolution," referring to the statement issued by Iranian Leader Sayyed Ali Khamenei in 2019 in an address to the Islamic Revolutionary Council.
Candidate Mohsen Mehr-Alizadeh and Alireza Zakani had both pulled out earlier today.