Iranian presidential election, 19 May 2017

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Series Details | Sources from May 2017
Publication Date 19/05/2017
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The European Union's High Representative for Foreign Policy congratulated Mr Rouhani on his re-election via Twitter and wished to continue working towards the full implementation of the nuclear agreement signed by Iran. Check ESO for more information on the relations between Iran and the European Union.

Some analysts argued that the Supreme Leader and conservative candidates in this election played on old fears of international interference in an attempt to see off reform in the country.

Iran held a presidential election on 19 May 2017, the twelfth such election in the country. Local elections were held simultaneously.

Incumbent President Hassan Rouhani was re-elected for a second term, having won 23.5 of 41 million votes counted, according to the Interior Ministry.

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United Kingdom: Foreign & Commonwealth Office: Press Release, 20.05.17: Foreign Secretary congratulates President Rouhani on his re-election https://www.gov.uk/government/news/foreign-secretary-congratulates-president-rouhani-on-his-re-election
BBC News, 20.05.17: Iran election: Hassan Rouhani wins second term as president http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-39984066
Carnegie Europe: Strategic Europe, 23.05.17: Better the Cleric You Know http://carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/70051?lang=en
Deutsche Welle, 20.05.17: Incumbent President Rouhani wins Iranian elections http://p.dw.com/p/2dHD7
ECFR: Commentary, 12.05.17: Iran’s Elections: what you need to know http://www.ecfr.eu/article/commentary_irans_presidential_elections_explainer_7287
Euro|Topics: Debates, May 2017: Iran: can Rouhani continue his reform policy? http://www.eurotopics.net/en/179292/iran-can-rouhani-continue-his-reform-policy
ICG: Commentary, 18.05.17: Iran’s Bipolar Election https://www.crisisgroup.org/middle-east-north-africa/gulf-and-arabian-peninsula/iran/irans-bipolar-election
Politico, 20.05.17: What Iran’s election means http://www.politico.eu/article/what-irans-election-means/
Politico, 22.05.17: Iran’s president isn’t a reformer. He’s an enabler http://www.politico.eu/article/irans-president-isnt-a-reformer-hes-an-enabler/
The Conversation, 15.05.17: Iranian voters want economic justice – but the candidates don’t measure up https://theconversation.com/iranian-voters-want-economic-justice-but-the-candidates-dont-measure-up-77069
The Conversation, 22.05.17: Rouhani’s commanding election victory might just help him change Iran https://theconversation.com/rouhanis-commanding-election-victory-might-just-help-him-change-iran-78051
The Guardian, 04.05.17: Placeholder candidate in Iranian election overshadows Rouhani https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/04/shadow-candidate-in-iranian-election-overshadows-rouhani
Wikipedia: Iranian presidential election, 2017 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iranian_presidential_election,_2017
EurActiv, 22.05.17: EU vows continued nuclear deal support following Rouhani reelection http://www.euractiv.com/section/global-europe/news/eu-vows-continued-nuclear-deal-support-following-rouhani-reelection/
Chatham House: Expert Comment, 03.05.17: Will ‘Resistance’ Carry the Day in Iran’s Election? https://www.chathamhouse.org/expert/comment/will-resistance-carry-day-iran-s-election
France: Présidence de la République: Comuniqué, 21.05.17: Elections présidentielles en Iran http://www.elysee.fr/communiques-de-presse/article/elections-presidentielles-en-iran/
Germany: Federal Foreign Office: Press Release, 20.05.17: Foreign Minister Gabriel on the elections in Iran http://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/sid_5B782315233D59579D1E072355656E97/EN/Infoservice/Presse/Meldungen/2017/170520_BM_Iran.html

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