Saturday, May 20, 2017

Rouhani leading in Iran presidential election : Interior Ministry

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is winning in Friday’s election, leading by over 4 million votes from his conservative rival, Ebrahim Raisi, Interior Ministry official Ali Asghar Ahmadi said in a televised briefing as the votes were still being counted.

Of the 25 million ballots counted so far, Rouhani has secured 14.619 million votes, while Raisi has garnered 10.125 million, the official said at the briefing. The rest of the candidates trailed far behind Rouhani and Raisi, with Mostafa Mirsalim getting 297,276 votes and Mostafa Hashem Taba 139,131 votes at the latest count.

The final results are to be announced later Saturday.

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