TEHRAN:The interior ministry on Sunday published a final breakdown of the results of Iran’s presidential election. Here are some key figures:
* Some 36.7 million voters out of a total 50.5 million people eligible took part in Friday’s presidential election, a turnout of 72.7% compared with 85% in 2009.
* Hassan Rouhani, a moderate cleric and former top nuclear negotiator, won the election outright, garnering 18.6 million votes, or 50.68% of ballots cast.
* Conservative Tehran mayor Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf came second with 6.07 million votes, or 16.55%.
* Current chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili, a conservative close to supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, picked up 4.16 million votes, or 11.3%.
* Mohsen Rezai, the former head of the powerful Revolutionary Guards, came in next with 3.88 million votes, or 10.5%.
* The other two candidates, former foreign minister Akbar Velayati and former minister Mohammad Gharazi, failed to clear the 10% mark, collecting only 2.68 million votes (7.3%) and 446,000 votes (1.2%) respectively.
* Around 1.25 million ballots were spoiled or left unmarked.
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