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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.

Would Iran elections be a game-changer?

The election of the moderate Hassan Rouhani as Iran`s new president is a game-changer which could set a new tone and soothe tensions with the West.

Chuck Hagel meets Israeli Defence Minister, discusses Syria, Iran

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel met his Israeli counterpart Moshe Ya`alon, at the Pentagon and discussed the current situation in Syria and the elections in Iran.

Khamenei calls for high voting in Iran elections

Iran`s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has called for a high turnout as over 60,000 polling stations opened across the country on Friday for the 11th presidential elections.

Iran contenders urge calm as officials report big turnout

6 contenders for Iran`s president issued appeal for calm as officials extended polling hours in first election since outgoing President Mahmoud`s Ahmadinejad`s 2009 re-election sparked mass protests.

Ahmadinejad rivals leading in parliament vote

Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad may face a more hostile house in the remaining 18 months of his second term in office.

Iran media report big turnout in elections

Iran`s media reported a huge turnout
in parliamentary elections on Saturday.

Iran student gets 8 yrs over post-election protests

An Iranian court on Saturday sentenced a student who took part in protests following Iran`s disputed presidential election this year to eight years in prison, a website reported.

Iran puts 10 more vote protesters on trial: Report

Ten more protesters who opposed
the re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad were put on
trial in a revolutionary court in Tehran on Sunday, a news
agency reported.

Iran tries 100 moderates over election unrest

The trials began on Saturday of 100 prominent moderates arrested shortly after Iran`s disputed June Presidential Election and charged with trying to overthrow the clerical establishment, Iranian media reported.