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President Rohani wins elections in Iran

President Rohani wins elections in Iran

Hassan Rohani, the elections Friday in Iran won. The current president should prepare for his second term.

The state television of Iran has Saturday morning Rohani declared the winner. The 68-year-old president, who has after the count of 41,2 million votes his main rival, the utterly conservative Ebrahim Raise, more than left behind. Rohani received 23.5 million of the total number of votes.

The turnout was over 70 percent, according to the ministry of Home Affairs. In Iran were approximately 56 million people called to vote.

Rohani aims for more openness to the West. He hopes his second term to secure. That is up until now each sitting Iranian president since 1981 succeeded. He has in recent years been more negotiating with the west than his predecessors. That led to the agreement on the Iranian nuclear programme in 2013.

Rohani wins elections in Iran

Iranian women in the polling station.
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Rohani brings Friday to his voice.
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In Iran were approximately 56 million people called to vote.
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Friday 19 may: Iranians wait in line until the polling stations open.
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Rohani is going for his second term.
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His opponent Raisi wants no foreign influence in the Islamic Republic. He is a former prosecutor, who counts as an ‘ultra’ among the Iranian clergy. He was by political commentators considered as the possible successor to Khamenei, who has more authority than the president.

The closing of the polling stations was Friday a couple of times postponed due to the high rise that long lines of voters. The polling stations were six hours later than the scheduled close. The official election results will be Saturday afternoon expect.

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