Ahmadinejad close to a landslide victory
artial results show that Iran's incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is close to winning the elections in a landslide victory, gaining 64.31 percent of the votes.According to Press TV's correspondent at the Election Commission Headquarters, Amir Mehdi Kazemi, the latest statistics were announced by the Iranian electoral officials. The results are based on 94 percent of the votes that have been counted so far. Former prime minister, Mir Hossein Mousavi, who had earlier claimed victory with 54 percent of the votes, has so far gained 32.07 percent of the votes that were counted up to 3:15 a.m. local time (24:45 GMT). The latest results show that former IRGC Commander, Mohsen Rezaei, won 1.95 percent of the votes and two-time parliament (Majlis) speaker Mehdi Karroubi (1989-1992 and 2000-2004) grabbed 0.88 percent. More than 32 million people cast their ballots in the presidential election that saw a massive turnout on Friday June 12.
TEHRAN, June 13 (Xinhua) -- Iran's incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad leads the poll with 68.8 percent of the vote after 35 percent of the ballots counted, said Iran's Ministry of Interior early Saturday. Reformist candidate Mir-Houssein Mousavi followed with 28.87 percent of the vote, according to the data broadcast on state TV.