Saturday, June 15, 2013

Rowhani Wins Iranian Election

The Iranian Interior Ministry has declared Hasan Rowhani the winner of yesterday's presidential election, receiving 50.7% of the vote, topping the threshold of 50% needed to win on the first ballot.  He has been a political ally of former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, and is described as a "moderate" and a "reformist".  According to the Iranian news agency Press TV, Rowhani is born in the city of Sorkheh and received masters and doctorate degrees at Glasgow Caledonian University.  He has already been congratulated by the incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khameini.

Read more at NBC News, CBS News, Voice Of America, The Telegraph, Salon, Haaretz and the Christian Science Monitor.

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