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BBC World Service - Global News Podcast, Iran elects reformist Masoud Pezeshkian as president

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Iran elects reformist Masoud Pezeshkian as president, beating hardline conservative rival Saeed Jalili in a second round vote. President Pezeshkian, a 71-year-old heart surgeon, aims for constructive negotiations with western powers over the 2015 nuclear deal. In other news, a strike on a UN-run school in Gaza has caused casualties, with Hamas and Israel offering different accounts. Additionally, a fifth Democratic member of Congress has called for Joe Biden to withdraw from the US presidential race. France is also on edge as the second round vote approaches, potentially leading to a far-right government.

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