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Hassan Rouhani wins Iran
presidential election

BBC News, by Staff

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Posted By:M2, 6/15/2013 3:22:20 PM

Reformist-backed cleric Hassan Rouhani has won Iran´s presidential election, securing just over 50% of the vote and so avoiding the need for a run-off. Crowds gathered in Tehran to hail Mr Rouhani, who said he had achieved a "victory of moderation over extremism". A turnout of 72.2% was registered of the 50 million Iranians who were eligible to vote for the successor to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: horacer, 6/15/2013 3:47:59 PM     (No. 9377817)

Khamanei is the real power in Iran. Still, this is a huge victory for the green movement. They were expected to sit out the election and allow Saeed Jalili a true maniac to win. Looks like they rose up and sent a big message to the powers that be.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Keekng, 6/15/2013 4:00:43 PM     (No. 9377829)

Varney cited "lack of transparency"?
He should know, lack of transparency is his expertise.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: KTWO, 6/15/2013 5:47:47 PM     (No. 9377940)

The President has little power in Iran. Even so, it is better that a sensible man has that little.




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Reply 4 - Posted by: TarAndFeathers, 6/15/2013 6:53:25 PM     (No. 9377988)

So. Now less " in your face", but more "behind your back". They are Islamists, after all.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Coy860, 6/15/2013 7:20:25 PM     (No. 9378007)

Hope for Iran rests with the young.
They are very different than the other countries. They love jeans, and freedom..many have been educated in the USA and loved it.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: usingthebean, 6/15/2013 11:42:29 PM     (No. 9378164)

I guess that means Imadinnerjacket gets sent out for a cleaning. He´s already been approved for the suicide bombing tailors course.

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