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April 30, 2016 9:04 pm

Rouhani Allies Fail to Win Majority in Iran Parliamentary Elections

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Iran's President Hassan Rouhani. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Iranian moderates and reformists who support President Hassan Rouhani and last year’s landmark nuclear deal have failed to secure a majority after parliamentary runoff elections but will retain the most seats in the assembly.

State TV announced the results for all of the contested seats on Saturday, the day after the runoff was held. Moderates or reformists won 37 seats. The bloc needed to win 40 for an outright majority in the 290-seat chamber.

Read full story at The Wall Street Journal. 

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