Reformist Pezeshkian wins Iran's presidency, aims for change

Financial Times July 6, 2024, 04:00 AM UTC

Summary: Reformist Masoud Pezeshkian wins Iran's presidential election with 16.3 million votes, defeating hardliner Saeed Jalili. Turnout increased to 49.8% from a record low of 40%. Pezeshkian aims to engage with the West for sanctions relief and ease social restrictions. He plans to negotiate on Iran's nuclear program and address economic challenges. Pezeshkian's victory marks a shift for Iran, but his influence may be limited by hardliners and unelected elements.

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  1. [3.9]
    Iran's President-elect aims to mend ties with Europe (CNN)
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  2. [2.9]
    Pezeshkian rejects US pressure, praises Russia and China ties (The Express Tribune)
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  3. [4.0]
    Iran's new president faces skepticism from protesters (The Guardian)
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  4. [4.1]
    Iran's hardliners divided after election loss, economy mishandling (Financial Times)
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  5. [4.6]
    Reformist Masoud Pezeshkian wins Iran's presidential election (CNN)
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  6. [4.9]
    Moderate Pezeshkian wins Iran presidential election, calls for unity (DAWN.com)
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  7. [4.6]
    Reformist Masoud Pezeshkian wins Iran's presidential election (CNN)
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  8. [3.5]
    Masoud Pezeshkian elected president of Iran (CNBC)
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  9. [4.5]
    Iran reformist Pezeshkian wins presidential election against conservative Jalili (RTÉ News)
    9d
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  10. [4.6]
    Reformist Pezeshkian wins Iran's presidential runoff, defeating hardliner Jalili (Sydney Morning Herald)
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  11. [4.7]
    Reformist Masoud Pezeshkian wins Iran's presidential runoff election (ABC News)
    9d
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  12. [4.6]
    Reformist Masoud Pezeshkian wins Iran presidential election (The Guardian)
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  13. [2.4]
    Iran presidential runoff: Pezeshkian vs Jalili amid low turnout (DAWN.com)
    9d
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  14. [4.1]
    Low voter turnout in Iran's presidential run-off reflects discontent (ABC News)
    10d
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  15. [4.3]
    Iran's reformists use fear tactics to boost voter turnout (Financial Times)
    11d
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  16. [3.6]
    Iran's reformist and ultra-conservative candidates advance to runoff (CNBC)
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  17. [3.1]
    Iran to hold run-off election on 5 July (RTÉ News)
    16d
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  18. [4.5]
    Iran's presidential election heads to run-off between Pezeshkian and Jalili (ABC News)
    16d
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  19. [5.1]
    Iran presidential run-off: reformist vs hardliner due to low turnout (Financial Times)
    16d

  20. [3.0]
    Reformist and ultraconservative lead Iran presidential vote, runoff expected (The Express Tribune)
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  21. [5.2]
    Iran election: Reformist Pezeshkian leads over hard-liner Jalili (The Associated Press)
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  22. [4.0]
    Iran holds presidential election amid tensions and economic discontent (The Express Tribune)
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  23. [6.0]
    Iranians vote to replace president killed in crash, apathy high (The Associated Press)
    17d

  24. [5.0]
    Iran holds election after Raisi's death, tensions with US, Israel (The Guardian)
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  25. [5.2]
    Iranians vote in controlled election after president's death (ABC News)
    18d

  26. [3.9]
    Iran's moderate candidate Pezeshkian leads in polls (The Telegraph)
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  27. [4.8]
    Iranians' votes crucial in presidential election amid discontent and hope (Financial Times)
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  28. [3.2]
    First candidate withdraws from Iran presidential election, voter apathy persists (The Washington Post)
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  29. [3.2]
    Khamenei urges high turnout in Iran's presidential election (The Express Tribune)
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