Saturday, 20 May 2017

Iran election: Hassan Rouhani wins second term as president



Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has won a second term in office, the interior minister has announced.

 
Out of more than 40 million votes cast, he received 57%, or close to 23m votes in total.


Mr Rouhani, a moderate who agreed a deal with world powers to limit Iran's nuclear programme, will thus avoid a second-round run-off.


His main challenger has complained about alleged voting irregularities.


Ebrahim Raisi, a conservative cleric, accused supporters of Mr Rouhani of hundreds of acts of propaganda at voting booths - banned under electoral law.
State TV congratulated Mr Rouhani on his victory. Interior Minister Abdul Reza Rahmani Fazli said Mr Raisi received 38.5%, or 15.7m votes - not enough to take the election to a second round.






BBC     News.