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News number: 8803230718

12:08 | 2009-06-13

Politics

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Ahmadinejad Wins 24 Million Votes

TEHRAN (FNA)- Unofficial election results said that incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has won 23,988,614 votes from a total number of 38,937,011 ballots read from over 45,000 ballot boxes opened so far, showing that he has taken the lead by 29.07 % over his closest rival Mir Hossein Mousavi.



According to the latest figures, from a number of 38,937,011 ballots counted so far, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has collected 23,988,614 votes (61.60%), while his closest rival Mir Hossein Mousavi has won 12,669,341 votes (32.53%).

Principlist politician and former chief commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Mohsen Rezai Mir-Qaed is third with 633,883 votes (1.60%) and former Iranian Parliament Speaker Mehdi Karroubi is last with 321,729 votes (0.82%) cast in his favor.

A number of 45,713 ballot boxes were stationed in 368 cities and 558 districts inside the country while 304 ballot boxes in 32 polling stations gathered the votes of the Iranian expatriates in 130 world countries.

The Iranian interior ministry had announced that the final results of the presidential election would be declared today.

According to presidential election laws, all Iranian nationals above 18 years of age were eligible to vote, meaning that around 46.2 million Iranian citizens could take part in the election.