Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft docking the International Space StationScience & Space October 21, 12:01
Russia baffled by Belgium’s refusal to acknowledge Hassajek village bombingRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 21, 11:41
Senator blasts Tusk’s remarks at EU summit as Russophobic fearmongeringRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 21, 10:57
Lawmaker considers Russian economy adapted to foreign policy challengesBusiness & Economy October 21, 10:43
French Senate speaker thanks Russia for humanitarian pause in AleppoWorld October 21, 9:43
Russian diplomat criticizes Ban Ki-moon for turning blind eye to terrorism in SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 21, 8:54
Brussels says numbers of aircraft involved in Aleppo strike 'not Belgian'World October 21, 8:41
Syria to bring down Turkish warplanes violating its airspace — Defense MinistryWorld October 21, 8:27
Italian PM says extra sanctions against Russia over Syria are pointlessWorld October 21, 8:21
TEHRAN, June 15 (Itar-Tass) - Moderate cleric Hassan Rowhani’s victory in Iran’s presidential election is virtually beyond doubt, local mass media report.
With two-thirds (32,189,000) of ballots counted, Rowhani is leading with 51.1 percent (16.4 million) of votes.
He is followed by Tehran Mayor Mohammad Bagher (15.83 percent); Supreme National Security Council Secretary and Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili (11.46 percent); and Secretary of the Expediency Discernment Council Mohsen Rezaee (11.34 percent).
The other two candidates - former Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Velayati and ex- Minister of Post and Telegraph and Telephone Mohammad Gharazi - are trailing far behind.
According to the authorities, the presidential election showed a high turnout with 80 percent of more than 50 million Iranians eligible to vote coming to the polling stations to cast their ballots.
Rowhani can win in the first round if he receives more than 50 percent of votes after all ballots have been counted.