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Iran's supreme leader appoints First Vice President Mohammad Mokhber as country's acting president after Raisi's death

Five days of national mourning have been declared by Khamenei

Reuters Published 20.05.24, 02:29 PM
Mohammad Mokhber.

Mohammad Mokhber. PTI picture.

Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said on Monday that First Vice President Mohammad Mokhber is in charge of the executive branch and has a maximum period of 50 days to hold elections following the death of President Ebrahim Raisi in a helicopter crash, Iran's official news agency IRNA reported.

Five days of national mourning have been declared by Khamenei.

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