Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Iran won't annul election results : State TV reports

Updated on : Tuesday, June 23, 2009

TEHRAN: Iran's state TV reports the country's top electoral authority has ruled out annulling the results of June 12 election in which President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was named the winner.

A spokesman for the Guardian Council, Abbas Ali Kadkhodaei, was quoted by Iran's state-run TV as saying Tuesday that the organization had found ``no major fraud or breach in the election.''

As a result, he said, the results would not be annulled. Ahmadinejad's main challenger, Mir Hossein Mousavi, has charged the election was a fraud and insists he is the true winner. His followers have been staging near-daily rallies. In recent days, the government has intensified a crackdown on the protests.

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