Ebrahim Raisi was elected as the new President of Iran. He is a conservative politician who gained prominence when he became the Prosecutor General of Karaj in 1980 at the age of 20. He later went on to become the Prosecutor of Tehran and the first deputy to the Head of Judiciary. In 2014, he became the Prosecutor General of Iran.
His reputation spiralled down because of his involvement in the mass execution of thousands of prisoners in 1988 during the Iran-Iraq war. He was involved in the extrajudicial killing of political dissidents during that year in Evin and Gohardasht prisons in Tehran.