Iran’s reformist President Hassan Rouhani toughens his language against the West as he finds himself under increasing pressure from the country’s hardliners.
Challenger Ebrahim Raisi accused Iran's incumbent president of using state resources in his recent re-election, but the Guardian Council dismissed this claim and held the election result to be valid.
Ebrahim Raisi, who was defeated in the May 19 presidential election, has asked the judiciary to intervene, alleging fraud on Rouhani's part.
Iran's defeated conservative candidate Ebrahim Raisi says he will not "keep quiet in the face of the injustice."
In a victory for reformists, Iran's Hassan Rouhani has won a second term as president
Iran's Interior Ministry stated that more than 40 million ballots were cast indicating a turnout of about 70 percent in Friday's vote.
Iranians vote in what could be the most crucial presidential election since the 1979 revolution.
More than 54 million people are eligible to vote in the polls, which are expected to be a tight race between incumbent President Hassan Rouhani and a former prosecutor Ebrahim Raisi.
The nuclear deal, gas exports, the civil war in Syria, the Houthi rebellion in Yemen and relations with Israel could all be affected by the outcome of the Iranian presidential election on Friday.
Iran holds a presidential election on Friday. Four candidates remain in contention. Incumbent President Hassan Rouhani and challenger Ebrahim Raisi are thought to be the favourites.
President Hassan Rouhani and conservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi are dominating the presidential race. Two candidates have withdrawn while another two barely feature.
Tehran Mayor Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf has urged his supporters to back Ebrahim Raisi, who is believed to be a favourite of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
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