Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Wins Iran Presidential Election

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Wins Iranian Presidential Election 2009Mahmoud Ahmadinejad eventually declared as winner of the 2009 presidential election. Ahmadinejad has been re-elected as president of Iran with the benefits that is far enough from the main competitor, former Prime Minister Mir Hossein Mousavi. Ahmadinejad won some 62.6% of the vote in an election marked by a high turnout of 85%, official figures show. followed by Mousavi with only 32.5 percent of votes.

In response to the results, Mir Mousavi was rabid with anger and issued stinging criticisms then. He also calling the result a dangerous charade and dismissed the election result as deeply flawed.

"I personally strongly protest the many obvious violations and I'm warning I will not surrender to this dangerous charade," the Reuters news agency reported him as saying. "The result of such performance by some officials will jeopardise the pillars of the Islamic Republic and will establish tyranny."

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei congratulated Mr Ahmadinejad for the win, and urged his rivals against provocations. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei praised the high turnout and described the count as a "real celebration" and called for calm in the aftermath of the result. "Enemies may want to spoil the sweetness of this event... with some kind of ill-intentioned provocations," the ayatollah said.
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