Elections in Iran

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been re-elected as president of Iran with a resounding victory, the electoral commission says. 

Violence over Iran’s disputed election intensified Sunday, with word that authorities had detained more than 100 prominent opposition members, riots erupting in Tehran and other cities, and the incumbent hinting his top challenger could face punishment for calling the result a sham.

Ahmadinejad dismissed the allegations of fraud, saying the victory had given him a bigger mandate than ever.

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President Ahmadinejad at his final election campaign rally, in western Tehran.Official results showed that he had won 63 per cent of the vote, but Mr Mousavi accused the authorities of fraud
Ben Curtis/AP

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Voters show their certification cards whle waiting to vote inside the Masoumeh shrine in the Shia holy city of Qom, south of Tehran
Amir Hesami/AFP

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Iranians living in Holland demonstrate against President Ahmadinejad near their country’s embassy in The Hague
Ed Oudenaarden/EPA

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A supporter of the reformist candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi, wearing the party’s trademark green T-shirt, is inconsolable as the official results are announced
Kamran Jebreili/AP

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Stones were thrown and fires started during the riots
Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters

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2 comments

  1. When’s Ali Noor’s next album coming out??? I’m still obsessed with OONCHIE ZAMEEN…

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