Iran’s presidential candidate Rouhani: Nobody can claim victory yet
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jun.14/ Trend F.Eminli
No one can claim victory yet, reformist presidential candidate Hassan Roohani said, answering a question regarding his claims of victory during the election campaign, Mehr news agency reported.
Rouhani made the remarks after casting his ballot.
He also expressed hope for a high turn out, saying that not voting never solves problems.
Answering to a question regarding the possibility of contesting the result, Roohani said that any candidate can contest the results in the framework of the law.
People are casting their ballots in Iran's presidential, and city-and-village council elections.
Over fifty million Iranians are eligible to vote, with more than one and a half million first-time voters.
Leader of Iran's Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khanemei cast his ballot as soon as the polls opened.
The voters will select the successor of the current President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who is not able to participate in the elections for the third term according to the country's constitutional laws.
The president of Iran is elected for a four-year term in a national election. The Guardian Council has vetted the candidates for qualifications.