Rohani tops early Iran election results -interior minister

by Reuters
Saturday, 15 June 2013 01:26 GMT

DUBAI, June 15 (Reuters) - Preliminary results in Iran's presidential elections showed moderate cleric Hassan Rohani in the lead, Iran's interior minister said on state television on Saturday morning.

Of 826,649 valid votes cast at 1,631 polling stations across the country, 401,949 went to Rohani, with his nearest competitor, Tehran Mayor Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf, pulling in 126,896 votes, Interior Minister Mohammad Najjar said. (Reporting By Yeganeh Torbati; Editing by Peter Cooney)

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