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دوشنبه ۱۵ آذر ۱۳۹۵ تهران ۰۴:۲۲ - ۵ دسامبر ۲۰۱۶

Iran's Reformist Candidate Moin Urges Delay in Second Round


The main reformist candidate defeated in the first round of Iran's presidential election is demanding that the run off be postponed, pending a probe into alleged voting irregularities. In a statement, Mostafa Moin said the first round was "contrary to a free and fair election." Moin cited numerous reports of allegedly rigged votes and counting. He urged the postponement of the second round on Friday until all complaints have been heard. The statement was addressed to the election supervisory arm of the Guardians Council, Iran's hard-line political watchdog. At least three of the seven candidates who stood in last Friday's first round have complained of irregularities. The Guardians Council, meanwhile, has agreed to recount a small selection of ballot boxes. It says the recount will be completed by today so the second round can go ahead as scheduled.
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