Iran begins counting ballots in presidential election
Centrist cleric Hassan Rowhani, considered the only moderate in the presidential race, reportedly takes a big lead in early returns. Turnout may have been as high as 80%, officials say. TEHRAN — Electoral authorities were counting ballots Saturday after tens of millions of Iranians turned out to vote for a successor to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the first presidential election since the disputed 2009 balloting led to street protests and a major crackdown on the opposition.
Iranian officials count ballots in presidential election
TEHRAN -- Electoral authorities began counting ballots late Friday after tens of millions of Iranians turned out to vote for a successor to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Insight: Ahead of vote, 'kidnapped' Iran reformists imprisoned at home
DUBAI - Four years after Iranians took to the streets to demonstrate against the results of a presidential election, the authorities are taking no chances this time, keeping opposition leaders confined under house arrest with doors and windows welded shut.
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