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Just before 9am, the interior ministry said Rouhani was ahead, with 14 million votes to Ebrahim Raisis 10 million, with over half of votes counted Iranian President Hassan Rouhani looks set to claim re-election with a landslide victory, in a ringing endorsement of his efforts to re-engage with the West and offer greater freedoms at […]

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The choice of a new president is being seen as one of the most important in recent years and will determine Tehrans future engagement Irans presidential elections: everything you need to know Iranians headed to the polls on Friday to vote in a bitterly contested presidential election that is expected to set their countrys direction […]

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Iranians will go to the polls on Friday with the economy, diplomacy and inequality on their minds. They may also be laying the groundwork for who succeeds Ayatollah Khamenei as supreme leader As Tehrans notorious traffic slowed, the waiting campaigners pounced, pushing posters with the smiling face of Irans president, Hassan Rouhani, through the open […]

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Moderate hits out at conservative challengers Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf and Ebrahim Raisi as well as Revolutionary Guard The Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, has taken a combative tone in campaigning as conservative rivals pull out all the stops to prevent him from being re-elected. The favourite among reformists of the six candidates running for president on […]

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