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05/26/09

Presidential candidate Mir-Hossein Moussavi takes lead in 10 major Iranian cities: poll

Source: Press TV

As Iranian presidential candidates battle out on the campaign trail, former prime minister Mir-Hossein Moussavi has the lead in 10 major Iranian cities, a recent poll says.


A supporter holds a banner with Mir-Hossein Moussavi written on it. Moussavi's supporters have chosen the color of green as they campaign ahead of the elections.
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According to a report by the Ayandeh News, the poll conducted in Iran's ten big cities found out that Moussavi is leading the incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad by 4 percent.

Nearly 38 percent expressed their support for Moussavi while 34 percent went for Ahmadinejad's bid for a second-term in office.

An opinion poll conducted by the IRIB last week, meanwhile, found that Moussavi also had the lead in the capital Tehran with 47 percent of the votes.

Forty three percent of the correspondents to the poll in Tehran supported President Ahmadinejad.

On June 12, Iran will hold the 10th presidential elections since the victory of the Islamic Revolution in 1979.

Mousavi, President Ahmadinejad, former Majlis speaker Mehdi Karroubi and former IRGC chief Mohsen Rezaei will be competing in a four-way race.

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