WANA (June 19) — Mohammad Javad Zarif’s support for Masoud Pezeshkian, one of the presidential candidates, was one of the recent news-making topics of Iran’s presidential elections. Various questions remain regarding the effect of this support on Masoud Pezeshkian’s vote base in the elections.


According to the election survey conducted on June 16-18, the results indicate that Zarif’s endorsement carries a significant influence on potential voters. Specifically, 9% of respondents stated that they would definitely vote for a candidate if endorsed by Zarif, and an additional 10% mentioned that they would probably vote for the endorsed candidate. Moreover, 34% of individuals said that their vote depended on Mr. Zarif’s approval of the candidate.


On the other hand, these results indicate that Zarif’s support has a negative impact on 26% of the voting community.



 By Shenakht’s national survey of the opinion polling unit


In general, it can be said that Zarif’s support could garner 53% of the votes for a candidate. The actualization of this potential will be observed in the coming days.



Mohammad Javad Zarif was born on 7 January 1960. He is served as the foreign minister of Iran from 2013 to 2021 in the 11th and 12th governments under President Hassan Rouhani. Zarif was also a former senior member of Iran’s nuclear negotiation team, which engaged in negotiations with the 5+1 countries. He currently teaches at Tehran University.