President Hassan Rouhani was leading in Iran’s election with the greater part of votes relied on Saturday, the leader of the election committee announced.
Out of 25.9 million votes checked, Rouhani had 14.6 million and his hardline challenger Ebrahim Raisi 10.1 million, said Ali Asghar Ahmadi on state TV.
A colossal turnout on Friday – assessed at more than 40 million out of 56 million enrolled voters – prompted the vote being stretched out by a few hours to manage long lines.
President Rouhani, a 68-year-old moderate cleric who initiated a 2015 atomic manage world forces, has confined the vote as a decision between greater civil liberties and “extremism”.
Be that as it may, he has confronted hardened rivalry from hardline minister Ebrahim Raisi, 56, who situated himself as a guard of poor people and required a substantially harder line with the West.