Raisi's loss seems well beyond the margin of fraud - Rouhani won by 57 to 38 percent - but Reuters suspects the allegations will "stoke up Raisi's conservative supporters". "Not sending ballots to centers where the government's opponent has a chance of getting votes is very inappropriate", Raisi was quoted as saying.
In response to questions about objections reported to the Council, Ministry's spokesperson emphasized that all the protests and objections had been reviewed in Guardian Council and some of them had been referred to the Judiciary.More news: Memorial a home tourney only by location for Jason Day
The Guardian Council also certifies the victor of the election and did so on Tuesday, evidently dismissing Raisi's complaints.More news: Ex-FBI director to testify as soon as next week
Official authorities in Iran describe the protests that took place in 2009 after the presidential elections as riot - protests spurred when the two reform candidates claimed that election results were forged for the advantage of Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad. He also criticized the heated rhetoric in the election debates, deeming it "unworthy of the Iranian nation".
Raisi, on the other hand, accused Rouhani of having inappropriately used TV, newspapers and government offices for campaign purposes throughout the five months, preceding the elections.More news: Sean Spicer Thinks We're Dumb Enough To Believe Donald Trump *Meant
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