Moderate Rohani elected as Iran’s president
Reuters: Iran’s interior minister declared moderate cleric Hassan Rohani the winner of Iran’s presidential election on Saturday after final results revealed Rohani secured just more than 50% of the votes — enough to avoid a run-off.
Rohani has been seen as the most moderate of all the candidates running. 72 percent of the 50 million Iranians eligible to vote turned out.
Photo: Iranian presidential candidate Hassan Rohani (L) waves to supporters in the central Iranian city of Shiraz on June 11. (via Reuters/Fars News/Mohammad Hadi Khosravi)
Rohani’s promises of reform and transparency have stood out in the current election and could prove helpful in easing relations between different factions of the country, as well as with the West. As Time notes, he was the only moderate candidate.
June 15, 2013 // 13:36 // 5 months ago