Saturday, May 20, 2017

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani Has Been Re-Elected In Today's Presidential Vote

Reuters: Rouhani leads Iran presidential race, expected to win: source

President Hassan Rouhani has an unassailable lead in Iran's presidential election, an Iranian official source told Reuters on Saturday, citing an early unofficial tally, and is on course to defeat his hardline rival Ebrahim Raisi.

"It's over, Rouhani is the winner," the source said on condition of anonymity.

Rouhani had won 21.6 million votes, compared to 14 million for Raisi, with 37 million votes counted, the source added. There were about four million more votes still to be tallied, the source said.

More than 40 million ballots were cast, the interior ministry said, indicating a turnout of about 70 percent in Friday's vote, roughly similar to the showing in 2013 elections when Rouhani swept into office in a landslide victory

State television said the official early results would be announced soon.

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Update: Iran election: Hassan Rouhani on course for second term (BBC)

WNU Editor: It looks like a landslide for President Hassan Rouhani.

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