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Tehran mayor Qalibaf quits presidential race, backs Raisi: ISNA

"I should take an important decision to keep the unity of revolutionary forces... I ask all my supporters around the country to use all their capacity to help my brother, Mr Ebrahim Raisi win the election," Qalibaf said.

Iran's Rouhani says upcoming election 'historical decision'

Rouhani said, "We are at the edge of a great historical decision. Our nation will announce if it continues on the path of peacefulness or if it wants to choose tension." 

Hassan Rouhani allies win Iran parliament elections second round: Reports

Hassan Rouhani allies win Iran parliament elections second round: Reports

Reformist and moderate politicians allied with President Hassan Rouhani won second round parliamentary elections in Iran, unofficial results said today, opening the door to them controlling the legislature.

Second round of Iran elections set for April 29

Second round of Iran elections set for April 29

Rouhani is expected to seek re-election in June 2017.

Iran reformists cheer election gains, hardliners play down shift

Iran reformists cheer election gains, hardliners play down shift

Iran`s President Hassan Rouhani and his allies won big gains in elections that could deepen the country`s engagement with the world after his government ended years of sanctions by agreeing to curb its nuclear programme.

Iran president's allies make stunning gains in Tehran

The clean sweep was a major fillip for the president, signalling overwhelming public backing in Theran for his landmark nuclear deal with world powers last year.

58 percent of voters participated in Iran elections

More than 58 percent of voters cast ballots in Iran`s elections, a spokesman for the interior ministry told state television on Saturday.

Millions vote in Iran poll set to shape post-sanctions era

Participation appeared enthusiastic and relaxed in the first polls since a nuclear deal last year led to a lifting of sanctions and deeper diplomatic engagement abroad.

Big turnout as Iran votes to shape post-sanctions era

Big turnout as Iran votes to shape post-sanctions era

Iranians voted in elections on Friday likely to determine the pace of their emergence from years of economic isolation, with Iran`s top leader, a stern critic of detente with the West, urging a big turnout to snub the country`s "enemies".

Iranian reformist ex-president calls on supporters to vote

Iran's former reformist president has called on Iranians to cast their vote in the upcoming election despite a ban preventing many reformist candidates from running.

Record 12,000 candidates for Iran elections

Record 12,000 candidates for Iran elections

 More than 12,000 candidates have signed up for Iranian parliamentary elections due to be held in February, the most since the Islamic revolution in 1979, official media said Saturday.