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Iran’s VP to take over as interim president

May 20, 2024 - Iran’s First Vice President Mohammad Mokhber is expected to become interim president following the death of Ebrahim Raisi in a helicopter crash.

As interim president, Mokhber is part of a three-person council, along with the speaker of parliament and the head of the judiciary, that will organise a new presidential election within 50 days of the president’s death.

Mokhber, like Raisi, is seen as close to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, who has the last say in all matters of state. Mokhber became first vice president in 2021 when Raisi was elected president, Reuters said.

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PUBLISHED: 20/05/2024; STORY: Graphic News
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