2017 Iranian presidential election

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

Candidates’ registration took place from 11 to 15 April 2017. Incumbent president Hassan Rouhani was eligible to run for re-election. His rivals were the conservatives’ top candidate Ebrahim Raisi, the Islamic Coalition Party’s Mostafa Mir-Salim and Mostafa Hashemitaba who ran with no partisan support.

Rouhani was re-elected for a second term. According to results announced by the Interior Ministry, Rouhani received 23.5 of 41 million votes counted. His closest rival, Ebrahim Raisi, received 15.7 million votes. Rouhani inaugurated on 5 August 2017 with taking oath of office for the second time at the Parliament of Iran.