Ebrahim Raissi emerged victorious from Iran’s June 18th presidential elections. He will succeed President Hassan Rouhani, who was term-limited. The run-up to the elections had been shaped by the massive exclusion of moderate and reformist candidates, which ultimately resulted in Raisi's victory. Millions of Iranians were outraged and boycotted the elections in protest. Voter turnout was below fifty percent, the lowest-ever in an Iranian presidential election.
President-elect Raisi is a protégé of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and an Islamic jurist known for his ultraconservative politics. One of his first announcements after his landslide victory indicated his unwillingness to meet with U.S. President Joe Biden, or to negotiate over Tehran’s ballistic missile program and its support of regional partners.
We will take a closer look at the election results and the consequences these elections will have for Iran, the status of diplomacy on the nuclear deal, and the transatlantic agenda for relations with Iran.
Public Zoom Event on Tuesday, June 29, 2021
10 - 11 AM EDT // 16 - 17 PM CEST
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