Hassan Rouhani wins Iranian presidential election
Reformist-backed cleric Hassan Rouhani has won Iran's presidential election, securing just over 50% of the vote and so avoiding the need for a run-off.
Turnout was estimated at 72.2% among the 50 million Iranians who were eligible to vote to choose a successor to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is scheduled to ratify the vote on 3 August.
World affairs editor John Simpson reports.
15 Jun 2013
- From the section Middle East