Reformists sweep Tehran municipal vote as Rouhani wins Iran

Reformists sweep Tehran municipal vote as Rouhani wins Iran

The 5th City and Village Councils elections across Iran were held simultaneously with the presidential election on Friday.

In a tweet about Rouhani's election victory, Gargash said: "With Pres (ident) Rouhani's re-election, one hopes Iran reset its troubled relations with neighbours".

Mr Rouhani won 57% at over 40 million voter turnout. Voting in the capital of Tehran was extended until 11 p.m. Polls remained open until 10 p.m. elsewhere.

Speaking at a press conference on Sunday morning, governor of Tehran Issa Farhadi said the votes from more than 60 percent of the polling stations have been counted, based on which the 21-memebr list is leading by a wide margin.

Given the importance of the Guard to the religious leadership, few Iranians harbor high hopes that Rouhani will fulfill all his promises.

"Accept my honest congratulations on your reelection as the president of the Islamic Republic of Iran".

"The ruling capitalism has the upper hand in this election and controls this election", said the head of the union, which is affiliated to worldwide confederation IndustriAll.

Iran's reformists have swept to the power in Tehran's city council, winning all 21 seats and knocking the conservatives from power, local media reported on Sunday. In 2015, Rouhani signed the nuclear accord, which led to more prosperous relations with the U.S. during the Obama administration.

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