دوشنبه ۲۰ آذر ۱۳۹۶ تهران ۰۷:۵۷
Iran to Recount Some Ballots from Presidential Election
Iran's state television said today that authorities will randomly recount some ballots cast in the first round of presidential elections.
The recount comes after several presidential candidates complained that the voting last week was rigged. Iran's hard-line political watchdog, the Guardians Council, has reportedly allowed a recount of randomly selected ballot boxes from Tehran and from the cities of Qom, Isfahan and Mashhad.
In other developments, Iran's ISNA news agency reported that the presidential run-off elections scheduled for June 24 could be delayed by one week, following widespread accusations of irregularities.
Moderate cleric Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, facing a run-off vote against an Islamic hardliner (Tehran's mayor Mahmood Ahmadinejad), today called on Iranians to vote against the threat of extremism.