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News number: 8803221694

17:01 | 2009-06-13

Politics

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Results of Iran's Presidential Election Abroad

TEHRAN (FNA)- Incumbent Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad won a majority of the votes of Iranian expats in a number of European, Asian and African countries.



According to FNA reports, Ahmadinejad could win 70% of the votes cast by Iranian expatriates in Britain, 50% in North Korea and 50% in India.

Ahmadinejad was reelected by the Iranian nation after securing a majority of votes in the 10th presidential election on Friday.

According to Iran's election headquarters, from a total number of 39,165,191 ballots cast in Iran's 10th presidential election on Friday June 12, Ahmadinejad won 24,527,516 votes, which accounts for 62.63% of the votes, while his main rival Mir-Hossein Mousavi could secure only 13,216,411 (33.75%) of the votes.

Principlist politician and former chief commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Mohsen Rezai Mir-Qaed stood third with 678,240 votes (1.73%) and former Iranian Parliament Speaker Mehdi Karroubi came last with 333,635 votes (0.85%) cast in his favor.

The Interior Ministry also said that 409,389 votes have been annulled.

The ministry's election headquarters also put the rate of public participation at 85%.

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.

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.