Iran's Leader to Confirm Raisi as President
Over 110 foreign officials ready to attend swearing-in of Iran’s new president.
Iranian Leader Ali Khamenei will ratify the thirteenth Presidency session since the establishment of the Islamic Republic in 1979, following which the newly elected president, Ebrahim Raisi, will take office.
The Majlis Presiding Board Spokesman Nezamodin Mousavi announced that over 115 officials from 73 countries have expressed their willingness to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Iranian President-elect Ebrahim Raisi on August 5.
On his part, Mohsen Dahnavi a member of the Presidency of the Iranian Shura Council has lately confirmed that "the elected president, Ibrahim Raisi, will present his government cabinet on August 5 to the Shura Council, given the current conditions and the importance of efficiently maintaining stability in the country."
On June 20, Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli announced that Judiciary Chief Ebrahim Raisi won Iran's presidential race by securing over 60% of votes.
"Ebrahim Raisi won first place with 17,926,345 votes, and has been elected by our dear people as president, to act as trustee of the executive apparatus," Fazli added.
In a statement following his victory, Raisi promised to strengthen public trust in the government and to be a leader for the entire nation.
"I will form a hard-working, revolutionary and anti-corruption government," state media quoted him as saying.
During a visit to the city of Qom on June 10, Iranian President-elect Ebrahim Raisi stressed that "strengthening and building comprehensive relations with neighboring countries is one of the priorities of the government that he will form,” considering that "such relations serve both Iran and its neighboring countries as well."