Iran Election Results — Moderation Wins

Civil Society, Ethics, Government

Iran’s new president hails ‘victory of moderation’

(Reuters) – Moderate cleric Hassan Rohani won Iran’s presidential election on Saturday with a resounding defeat of conservative hardliners, calling it a victory of moderation over extremism and pledging a new tone of respect in international affairs.

White House acknowledges Iran election results, praises voters

Offering praise for Iranians and reproaching their government, the Obama administration said Saturday it respected the results of a presidential election conducted under restrictive conditions.