Iran elects a moderate President

Moderate cleric Hassan Rowhani has won Iran’s presidential election, the interior minister announced on Saturday, ending eight years of conservative grip on the nation’s executive.
AFP journalists said crowds marched through Vali-Asr Square in central Tehran carrying pictures of the winner and chanting pro-Rowhani slogans.
In northwest Tehran, people gathered in Kaj Square and cheered as passing cars sounded their horns in approval.
Minister Mohammad Mostafa Najjar said Mr Rowhani won outright with 18.6 million votes, or 50.68 per cent.
Mr Najjar said 36.7 million people — 72.7 percent of the electorate — had voted on Friday out of an eligible 50.5 million.

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