Hassan Rouhani wins Iran’s presidential polls

Hassan Rouhani has been elected as the new President of Iran as he clinched victory by getting the needed 50% votes. The winning candidate needed more than 50% of all ballots cast, including invalid ones, to avoid a run-off. Rouhani will succeed Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Ali Khamenei congratulated Mr Rouhani on his victory. Iran has been suffering economic hardship, with rising unemployment, a devalued currency and soaring inflation.

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