Limited recount possible in Iran's disputed vote

June 16, 2009 12:07

The spokesman for Iran's Guardian Council says it is ready to recount specific ballot boxes in last week's disputed presidential elections. State television quoted Abbas Ali Kadkhodaei as saying that the recount would be limited to voting sites where candidates claim irregularities occurred. The results showing a landslide victory for President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad touched off Tehran's worst violence in 10 years. Supporters of reformist candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi claim the vote was rigged to re-elect the hardline president. The 12-member Guardian Council include clerics and experts in Islamic law. It's role includes certifying election results.

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