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Iran's top legislative body says election case over

2009-07-01 14:41 BJT

Special Report: Iran presidential election 09 |

TEHRAN, June 30 (Xinhua) -- Iran's Guardian Council said on Tuesday that the presidential election case is over, local satellite Press TV reported.

"What relates to election is over. The Guardian Council ... has the last say (over the election case)," spokesman for the top legislative body of the country Abbas Ali Kadkhodai told Press TV after a press conference.

Iran's Guardian Council, which had been charged with supervising elections in the country, approved the results of the June 12 presidential election on Monday.

The announcement came after the Guardian Council ran a recount of 10 percent of the votes on Monday.

The council's announcement confirmed that incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been re-elected for a second term.

On June 13, the Iranian Interior Minister said Ahmadinejad won 62.63 percent of the total ballots, while his main rival Mir- Hossein Mousavi got 33.75 percent.

The other two candidates -- former Parliament Speaker Mehdi Karroubi and former Revolutionary Guards chief Mohsen Rezaei -- got less than 2 percent of the total ballots.

After the official declaration, all the three defeated candidates filed complaints over irregularities in the election. Mousavi and Karroubi demanded an annulment of the election, and Mousavi termed the partial vote recount as a ruse.

Editor: Zhang Yun | Source: Xinhua