Confusion in Tehran

Two candidates in Iran’s presidential election claim victory

Mir Hossein Mousavi, the reformist challenger to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for the Iranian presidency, told a news conference in Tehran he is the “definite winner” of the country’s election. An aide to Mousavi claimed the former prime minister got a whopping 65 per cent of the popular vote. Iran’s state news agency, on the other hand, has since reported the hardline Ahmadinejad was re-elected as president in one of the most closely-contested elections in Iran’s history. Neither candidate has been able to back up his claim to victory.

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