Friday, June 12, 2009

Iranian State Media: Ahmadinejad Wins Re-Election

Despite President Obama's Islamic ass kissing speech nothing has changed in Iran. Just like nothing changed in Lebanon with their election results. Wake up leftists, the Islamic world is not going to change for Obama.

Iranian State Media: Ahmadinejad Wins Re-Election
By VOA News
12 June 2009

Iranian state media say Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has won re-election as Iran's president, but a reformist rival also is claiming victory.

The country's top election official says Mr. Ahmadinejad has won 69 percent of the vote with 19 percent of the ballots counted from Friday's election.

Preliminary results are not expected until Saturday.

Mousavi claimed victory late Friday at a news conference in Tehran. He also said there were problems with the voting process because of a shortage of ballots in some areas.

Iran's election Friday appeared to be a tight race between Mr. Ahmadinejad, the conservative incumbent, and Mr. Mousavi, the leading reformist candidate.

Iranians lined up to vote in massive numbers for the election. Officials extended voting hours repeatedly to accommodate long lines. Large crowds were still waiting outside many polling stations at closing time, 10 p.m. local time. Officials said anyone already in line would be allowed to vote.

Election commission chief Kamran Daneshjou said turnout was "unprecedented." Officials predicted a turnout of 70 percent or more of Iran's 46 million eligible voters.

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei cast his ballot early Friday and urged voters to do the same. He called on Iranians to remain calm and thwart any attempt to create "tension" at the polls.

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