An Azerbaijani elected president of Iran

An Azerbaijani elected president of Iran

In Iran, Masoud Pezeshkian, an ethnic Azerbaijani, member of the Majlis, won the second round of the 5 July presidential election.

He won 16,384,403 votes, while his rival, Ayatollah Khamenei's representative in the Supreme National Security Council, Saeed Jalili, received 13,538,179 votes.  The turnout was 49.8 per cent.

Masoud Pezeshkian is 69 years old. He has been a member of the Majlis since 2008 - in 16 years he has served as deputy speaker, among other positions. He applied to run in the 2021 presidential election but was not allowed.

A cardiac surgeon, before his political career he headed the Tabriz University of Medical Sciences for five years. He entered politics in the early 2000s - from 2001 to 2005 he was Minister of Health under President Mohammad Khatami (1997-2005).

The new president never hid his origins and favoured respect for the cultural rights of Azerbaijanis.

Leave a review


Follow us on social networks

News Line