Elections: Reformists make Gains

Moderates and reformists have reportedly won all but one of the seats for Tehran in the Assembly of Experts.

According to a report from BBC News, President Hassan Rouhani and his allies won 15 out of the capital’s 16 seats on the clerical body, which may choose the country’s next supreme leader, to succeed Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Two leading hardline clerics, assembly chairman Mohammad Yazdi and Mohammad-Taqi Mesbah-Yazdi, lost their seats.

In the parliamentary elections, moderates and reformists won all of Tehran’s 30 seats.

Official results are expected to be announced shortly.

(Source: BBC News, CNN)

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