Iranians queue to vote as Rouhani faces strong challenge

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Millions of Iranians queued up to vote on Friday, showing strong turnout in an unexpectedly tight election pitting President Hassan Rouhani, who wants to normalise ties with the West, against a hardline judge who says he has already gone too far.

Voting was extended by at least five hours to 11 p.m. (1830 GMT) because many people were still waiting in line, state television reported. Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani-Fazli said that by law voting could not be extended beyond midnight.

Rouhani, 68, who swept into office four years ago promising to open Iran to the world and give...


Iranians queue to vote as Rouhani faces strong challenge


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