Iranian President Hassan Rouhani won a resounding re-election victory on Saturday as voters backed his efforts to rebuild foreign ties and kickstart the struggling economy. Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli confirmed the result, saying Rouhani had won 23.5 million votes — 57 percent — compared to 15.8 million — 38.3 percent — for hardline challenger Ebrahim Raisi.

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