Hassan Rouhani surrounded by people at a polling station

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Mr Rouhani (C) voted within the capital Tehran

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani is heading in the right direction for a second time period in workplace, preliminary outcomes present.

His fundamental challenger, conservative Ebrahim Raisi, has lodged complaints about alleged voting irregularities.

He accused supporters of President Hassan Rouhani of a whole lot of acts of propaganda at voting cubicles, that are banned underneath electoral legislation.

Voting time was prolonged by 5 hours, till midnight, amid an unexpectedly excessive turnout of 70%.

The inside ministry stated greater than 40 million votes have been solid.

Election officers stated the extensions to voting hours have been as a consequence of “requests” and the “enthusiastic participation of individuals”.

Mr Rouhani promised a reasonable imaginative and prescient and outward-looking Iran whereas campaigning for re-election, and tied his success to the success of the nuclear deal brokered between Iran, the US and different international locations in 2015.

US President Donald Trump is against the deal, which eased sanctions on the Center Jap nation, however his White House renewed it earlier this week.