Iran

Moment of change

Print edition : July 12, 2013

Hassan Rouhani. The moderate cleric forged ahead in the last phase of the campaign. Photo: ATTA KENARE/AFP

Supporters of Rouhani at a victory celebration in Tehran on June 15. Photo: Ebrahim Noroozi/AP

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei casts his ballot in Tehran on June 14. Photo: AP

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad after the first round of the presidential election. Photo: AFP

Saeed Jalili, Iran's top nuclear negotiator and conservative presidential candidate, after voting in southern Tehran. Photo: BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP

In a “victory of moderation over extremism”, Hassan Rouhani trounces the conservatives to become the next President of Iran.
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