Tehran (IP) - Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, in a ceremony here in Tehran on Tuesday, endorsed the Iranian President-elect Ebrahim Raisi, who won the majority of votes on June 18 presidential election with over 18 million votes.

Iran Press/Iran news: Heads of the three branches of government in Iran, military officials, Ulema, academics and an array of foreign ambassadors and representatives attended the ceremony at Imam Khomeini Mosque in Tehran.

After the president-elect's endorsement by the Leader, Raisi will attend the oath-taking ceremony in Majlis (Parliament) on Thursday.

Under Article 110 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the ninth authority and responsibility of the leader is 'signing the appointment of the President of the Republic, after his election by the public. The qualifications of the candidates for presidency, with respect to the conditions set forth by the constitution, must be confirmed by the Guardian Council prior to the general elections and approved by the leader for the first term.'

Then, the elected president will take office officially and start his mission to serve the people and the system.

According to Article 121 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Iranian President must take an oath during a ceremony in the presence of the Judiciary chief and the members of the Guardian Council.

Beginning of Raisi presidency

The presidency of Ebrahim Raisi began with the endorsement ceremony and ended the eight-year tenure of Hassan Rouhani.

On Tuesday morning, with the endorsement of the presidential decree of Ebrahim Raisi by the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, the executive responsibility of the country was officially entrusted to him.

The text of the decree to endorse the thirteenth term of the Islamic Republic of Iran is as follows:

In the name of God

I thank God the Almighty for his grace and care, who once again made Iran proud in the political and social test of the elections, and the great nation in a complex and difficult situation, with its meaningful and honorable presence, manifested the rule of the people's vote over the administration of the country's affairs and showed its determination to follow the enlightened path of the Revolution, which is the path of justice, progress, freedom and dignity, by choosing a popular and noble personality of the lineage of sovereignty and knowledge, adorned with piety and wisdom, and with brilliant records of management.

Today our dear homeland is thirsty for service and ready for a surge in all domains, and requires a competent manager with diligence and wisdom and bravery that can mobilize the hidden capabilities of the nation, especially the youth that go far beyond the problems and remove the barriers to production; pursue the policy of strengthening the national currency, and empower the middle and lower classes of society, which are burdened by economic problems; a manager that, with a wise cultural policy, paves the way for the material and spiritual upliftment of the Iranian nation which should accelerate the country's movement towards its worthy position.

Now, thanks to the dear people and following their selection in casting vote for Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi, a wise, indefatigable, experienced and popular scholar, I appoint him President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and remind that the vote of the nation and my endorsement is as long as the president's usual policy is to follow the straight path of Islam and the revolution, which will be the case by the grace of God.


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