President Hassan Rohani has won a second presidential term in Iran, comprehensively beating his main challenger, the conservative ex-prosecutor Ebrahim Raisi. A victory with over 50 percent of the vote means that there is no need for a second round. It's an unequivocal victory.
A resounding election victory for Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was a source of great relief both for many Iranians and for the international community. In the first presidential election since Iran and the P5+1 — the five United Nations Security Council members plus Germany — signed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) that ended over a decade of acrimony over Iran’s nuclear program, Rouhani was the clear winner.