ANALYSIS: Rouhani’s election landslide boosts Iran’s gas investment prospects

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The landslide victory of Hassan Rouhani in Iran’s presidential elections last Friday will be welcomed by the many foreign companies queueing up to participate in Iranian gas development and export – but change may not come immediately.

In what was effectively a two-horse race, moderate incumbent Rouhani secured a second term by winning 57% of the vote, averting the need for a run-off with his main challenger, hardliner Ebrahim Raisi, who managed only a 39% share.

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