June 16, 2009

BEDTIME FOR BRONZO:

Iran protest cancelled as leaked election results show Mahmoud Ahmadinejad came third (Colin Freeman, 15 Jun 2009, Daily Telegraph)

Iran's Interior Ministry said Mr Mousavi would be responsible for any consequences if he went ahead with the protest.

Mr Mousavi's cancellation of the protest came as sporadic disturbances continued around the Iranian capital, and reports circulated of leaked interior ministry statistics showing him as the clear victor in last Friday's polls.

The statistics, circulated on Iranian blogs and websites, claimed Mr Mousavi had won 19.1 million votes while Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had won only 5.7 million.

The two other candidates, reformist Mehdi Karoubi and hardliner Mohsen Rezai, won 13.4 million and 3.7 million respectively. The authenticity of the leaked figures could not be confirmed.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 16, 2009 3:24 PM
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