Leaked Iranian election results show a massive win by Mousavi, Ahmadinejad third

Duncan Riley - Author

Jun. 15 2013, Updated 7:39 p.m. ET

Leaked election results from Iran’s election show that reformist candidate Mir-Hossein Mousav won with 19.1 million votes, well over three times the vote received by incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

The naturally unconfirmed figures claim that after Mousav’s 19.1 million votes, fellow reformist Mehdi Karoubi received 13.4 million votes to take second place, with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad taking only 5.7 million votes. Hardliner Mohsen Rezai came in fourth with 3.7 million votes.

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The extent of the fraud in the Iranian election was demonstrated on the evening of the election when the Iranian electoral commission declared the exact result approximately 5 minutes after polling booths had closed. Hundreds of thousands, perhaps has many as a million Iranians have protested the fraud since that time, in what some are suggesting is the biggest uprising in Iran since the 1979 revolution.


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