Iran confirms Ahmadinejad win after vote recount

Iranian officials have declared President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad the winner of the nation’s disputed presidential election after a partial recount Monday of 10 percent of random ballot boxes nationwide.

According to Iranian state media, the Council said the recount confirms the official results from the June 12 vote, and the body dismissed all the election complaints it received.

Earlier in the day, the Council said its members met with defeated reformist challenger Mir Hossein Mousavi, but that the meeting was “ineffective.” Mr. Mousavi previously rejected the partial recount and insisted that the results of the election be annulled.

Iranian state media also report Mr. Ahmadinejad has ordered a probe into the death of a young woman named Neda Agha-Soltan, who was shot dead in Tehran’s post-election protests.

Source: VOA News


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