Saturday, May 20, 2017

Hassan Rouhani Wins Iran's Presidential Election

Iran's reformist President Hassan Rouhani has won the country's presidential election, according to official results, fending off a challenge by principlist rival, Ebrahim Raisi.

With all of votes in yesterday's poll counted, Rouhani was re-elected with 57 percent, Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmanifazli said today.

"Of some 41.2 million total votes cast, Rouhani got 23.5 ... and won the election," Rahmanifazli said.

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