Q&A: Iran's 2013 elections

media captionIran after Ahmadinejad: The 90-second election guide

Iranians have voted to elect a new president in a contest devoid of opposition candidates.

Eight contenders made it through a rigorous vetting process that eliminated 678 hopefuls, although two subsequently dropped out.

There are no political parties in the conventional sense, but the six candidates identify with broad movements in the Iranian political system.

Four are conservatives who profess absolute loyalty to the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

image captionThe supreme leader will ratify the vote on 3 August

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