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hassan rouhani wins iran's presidential election | iran 2017 elections news

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hassan rouhani wins iran's presidential election | iran 2017 elections news

iran's reformist president hassan rouhani has decisively won the country's presidential election, according to official results, fending off a challenge by principlist rival, ebrahim raisi.with all of votes in friday's poll counted, rouhani was re-elected with 57 percent, interior minister abdolreza rahmanifazli said on saturday."of some 41.2 million total votes cast, rouhani got 23.5 ... and won the election," rahmanifazli said in remarks carried live by state tv.raisi, rouhani's closest rival, got 15.8 million votes, he added.a big turnout on friday led to the vote being extended by several hours to deal with long queues.campaign pledgeshas rouhani succeeded in reforming iran? - upfrontthe election was seen by many as a verdict on rouhani's policy of opening up iran to the world and his efforts to rebuild its stagnant economy.rouhani swept into office four years ago on a promise to reduce iran's international isolation.friday poll was the first since he negotiated a historic deal with world powers in 2015 to curb the country's nuclear programme in exchange for sanctions relief.in the campaign trail, rouhani sought to frame the vote as a choice between greater civil liberties and "extremism", criticising the continued arrest of reformist leaders and activists.raisi, for his part, accused rouhani of mismanaging the economy and positioned himself as a defender of the poor and calling for a much tougher line with the west.political commentator mostafa khoshcheshm sa...