In Surprise Result, Iran Elects Moderate Presidential Candidate Hassan Rowhani

Karl Vick of TIME reports, “The landslide election of the only moderate candidate in the Iranian presidential contest stunned the Islamic Republic’s hard-line establishment, which had taken great pains to tilt the field of candidates toward conservatives sycophantic to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.” Winner Hassan Rowhani has called for “rationality and moderation”as well as lessening the hostility between the U.S. and Iran.

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