HARDLINER EBRAHIM RAISI DECLARED IRAN’S NEW PRESIDENT

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Hardliner Ebrahim Raisi  has won Iran’s presidential election in a race that was widely seen as being designed to favour him.
He thanked Iranians for their support, after securing 62% of the votes.
Mr Raisi is Iran’s top judge and holds ultra-conservative views.
He is under US sanctions and has been linked to past executions of political prisoners.