The people of Iran went to the polls today to choose the successor to their outgoing president Mahmoud Achmedinajad. Six candidates are on the ballot, while two others have recently withdrawn. Reformist-backed candidate Hassan Rouhani, at one time a nuclear negotiator, is said be doing fairly well, but the results are not yet known. Besides the voting in Iran, polling places were set up in the United States for expatriate Iranians living here.
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