Ebrahim Raisi won the presidential election in Iran by a huge margin on Saturday. In the lowest turnout in the history of the country, he defeated Abdolnaser Hemmati, the only moderate candidate in the electoral race. 60-year-old Raisi will replace president Hassan Rouhani in August. According to preliminary results, Raisi garnered one crore 78 lakh votes. He is a staunch supporter of the country’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. He will be the first Iranian president to be sanctioned by the US even before taking office. He was banned in 1988 for the mass murder of political prisoners and as the head of the Iranian judiciary.