Iran elections: Hassan Rouhani hails ‘new chapter’ as first results show sweeping gains for moderates

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Iran’s president hailed the beginning of a “new chapter” on Sunday when moderate candidates made sweeping gains in the country’s elections, winning all 30 parliamentary seats in Tehran.

For the first time in almost two decades, reformists and centrists overcame every obstacle placed in their path to achieve significant advances in two elections, one for the Majles, or parliament, and another for the Assembly of Experts, a powerful representative body.

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