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Reformist candidate Masoud Pezeshkian won Iran’s runoff presidential election, defeating hard-liner Saeed Jalili by promising to engage with the West and ease the mandatory headscarf law. Pezeshkian, who respects Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s authority, faces challenges from hard-liners, the Israel-Hamas conflict, and Western concerns over Iran’s uranium enrichment. Pezeshkian secured 16.3 million votes to Jalili’s 13.5 million, with 30 million people voting. Supporters celebrated in Tehran and other cities as his victory became apparent.

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