Iran election: President Hassan Rouhani, moderates make big gains

February 28, 2016 12:34 AM

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Iran election: President Hassan Rouhani, moderates make big gains

Rouhani, reformist supporters faced hardliners close to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani earned an emphatic vote of confidence and reformist partners secured surprise gains in parliament in early results from elections that could accelerate the Islamic Republic's emergence from years of isolation.

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