Pezeshkian and Jalili Neck-and-Neck in Presidential Vote

In the ongoing presidential election in Iran, preliminary results show a closely contested race between two top contenders, with former health minister Masoud Pezeshkian and former lead nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili vying for the top spot.

Iran (IMNA) - According to the latest update from Iran's election headquarters, Pezeshkian has garnered 8,302,577 votes out of 19,069,713 counted so far, with Jalili trailing close behind at 7,189,756 votes. The two candidates are running neck-and-neck, with parliament speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf and former interior affairs minister Mostafa Pourmohammadi lagging behind with 2,676,512 and 158,314 votes respectively.

The results have been announced in a series of updates throughout the morning, with Pezeshkian gaining ground in each subsequent release. In the latest announcement at 9:40 a.m. local time, he solidified his lead with a 1.15 million-vote margin over Jalili.

As the count continues, Iranian citizens are eagerly awaiting the final outcome of the snap presidential election, which was called after the sudden resignation of President Ebrahim Raisi earlier this month.

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