Jul 7, 2024, 8:32 AM

Algerian president congratulates Pezeshkian on his election

Algerian president congratulates Pezeshkian on his election

TEHRAN, Jul. 07 (MNA) – The President of Algeria felicitated Iran's Masoud Pezeshkian upon his election win.

The Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune sent Saturday a congratulations message to the President-elect of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Masoud Pezeshkian, in which he welcomed the brotherly ties and bilateral cooperation.

In his message, the Algerian president emphasized that his country is determined to develop ties with Iran based on the interests of both sides.

Pezeshkian received more than 16 million votes against former nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili with more than 13 million out of over 30 million votes cast, electoral authorities said.

"By gaining a majority of the votes cast on Friday, Pezeshkian has become Iran's next president," the interior ministry said.

The runoff on Friday followed a June 28 ballot in a snap election to find a successor to President Ebrahim Raeisi who lost his life with his foreign minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and others in a helicopter crash in northwest Iran.

Pezeshkian originally ran against a field of five candidates last week, winning the largest number of votes but falling short of a majority which sent him and Jalili to a second round.  


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