What to know about Iran’s president-elect, Ebrahim Raisi

Supporters of presidential candidate Ebrahim Raisi watch a debate June 12 at a campaign center in Tehran. (Majid Asgaripour/West Asia News Agency/Reuters)
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For many Iranians, the outcome of Friday’s presidential election felt predetermined.

The next president, one joke went, would be Ebrahim Raisi or Sayyid Ebrahim Raisol-Sadati — Raisi’s full name.

The ultraconservative judge, known for his allegiance to Iran’s clerical power structure, was declared the winner Saturday, according to state media. His win consolidated the power of Iran’s hard-liners and further sidelined the country’s moderate and reformist camps, who helped to negotiate the Iran nuclear deal.

Here’s what you need to know about Raisi and Iran’s presidential election.

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