Secretary - General Ban Ki - moon has felicitated Iran’s president - elect Hassan Rohani on his victory in the June 14 vote.

Ban added that he “intends to remain engaged with the Iranian authorities and with the president - elect on issues of importance to the international community and the welfare of the Iranian people, ” his office said in a message on said on Saturday.

The UN chief also expressed satisfaction at the high turnout of 72.7 percent of the electorate.

Hassan Rohani emerged victorious in Iran ' s 11th presidential election on Friday marked by a high voter turnout.

Rohani won 50.7 percent of a total of 36,704, 156 valid ballots counted, with 18,613, 329 votes, announced Iranian Interior Minister Mostafa Mohammad - Najjar on Saturday.

Principlist candidate Mohammad - Baqer Qalibaf came in second with 6,077, 292 votes. Principlist Saeed Jalili garnered 4,168, 946 votes, and independent Mohsen Rezaei 3,884, 412 votes. Principlist Ali - Akbar Velayati and independent Mohammad Gharazi trailed behind in fifth and sixth places, with 2,268, 753 and 446,015 votes respectively.

A total of 1,245, 409 ballots were declared invalid.

Nearly 50.5 million Iranians, including more than 1.6 million first - time voters, were eligible to participate in the June 14 elections. The Interior Ministry put voter turnout at 72.7 percent.