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Moderate Candidate Hassan Rohani Elected New President Of Iran with 50.7% Of the Vote

Hassan Rohani has been elected as the new president of Iran with 18,613,329 or 50.7% of the vote out of the 36,704,156 votes cast. Rohani's closest rival Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf stood far behind with 16.56% of the votes.

Hassan Rohani flashes a victory sign as he leaves a polling station after voting in Tehran on June 14.

A wide range of reformist groups and personalities, including former presidents Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and Mohammad Khatami, had announced their support for Rohani who is considered a moderate.

The final results of the vote counts are as follows:

Hassan Rohani 18,613,329 50.71%
Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf 6,077,292 16.56%
Saeed Jalili 4,168,946 11.36%
Mohsen Rezaei 3,884,412 10.58%
Ali Akbar Velayati 2,268,753 6.18%
Mohammad Gharazi 446,015 1.22%
Invalid votes 1,245,409 3.39%
Total 36,704,156 100.00%

Millions of Iranians on Friday cast their votes to choose the country's 11th president as well as their representatives in the city and rural councils. Some 50.5 million Iranians, including more than 1.6 million first-time voters, were eligible to vote in the elections.

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