Moderate Rohani leads Iran election results

Eurasia News

Tehran:  With about 5 percent of the votes counted, the former nuclear negotiator appeared to have benefited from a late surge in support among liberal Iranians attracted by his progressive policies, reports Dispatch News Desk (DND).

Under the election rules, a candidate has to win more than 50 percent of the total votes cast to win outright. A first round winner gaining less than that must compete with the runner-up in a second round on June 21. Rohani has about 45 percent of the votes so far.