Hassan Rouhani, Moderates Make Big Gains In Iran Polls

February 27, 2016 10:28 PM

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Hassan Rouhani, Moderates Make Big Gains In Iran Polls

Tehran, Iran: President Hassan Rouhani won a resounding vote of confidence and his reformist allies won 29 out of the 30 seats reserved for the capital Tehran in parliamentary elections that could speed Iran's post-sanctions opening to the world, early results released on Saturday showed.

Tens of millions thronged polling stations on Friday for a twin vote to the 290-seat parliament and the 88-member Assembly of Experts, which selects the country's highest authority, the supreme leader.

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