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Hassan Rouhani wins with 57 percent of total votes

Iran's reformist President Hassan Rouhani has decisively won the country's presidential election, with some 57 percent of total votes. Out of 41.2 million votes cast, Mr Rouhani took 23.5 million, or 57 percent of the total votes.

Interior minister Abdul Reza Rahmani Fazli said rival candidate Ebrahim Raisi had received 38.5% or 15.7m votes, not enough to take the election to a second round.

Mr Rouhani, a moderate who agreed on a deal with world powers to limit Iran'snuclear program, contested against Raisi, a conservative cleric.

Raisi complained about alleged voting irregularities, accusing Rouhani supporters of hundreds of acts of propaganda at voting booths, which are banned under the electoral law.

Nevertheless, state TV congratulated Rouhani on his victory.

05.20.2017
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