Guardian Council confirms Iran presidential vote results

The Guardian Council, Iran’s highest electoral supervisory body, has confirmed the validity of the country’s June 14 presidential election results.

The Iranian Interior Ministry announced on Wednesday that the Council has declared the results of the 11th presidential election valid, officially announcing Hassan Rohani as the winner of the 2013 race.

The Guardian Council further congratulated the Iranian nation over their massive participation in the presidential poll.

Rohani emerged victorious in the presidential election of June 14, which was marked by a high voter turnout, winning 50.7 percent of a total of over 36 million ballots counted.

He currently represents Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei in the country’s Supreme National Security Council, is a member of the Expediency Council and the Assembly of Experts, and is also president of the Expediency Council’s Center for Strategic Research.

Nearly 50.5 million Iranians, including more than 1.6 million first-time voters, were eligible to participate in the June 14 presidential, and city and village councils elections. The Interior Ministry put the voter turnout at 72.7 percent.

By Press TV


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