Iran Government confirms Ahmadinejad victory
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was officially returned for a second ter
Iran's top electoral body, the Guardian Council, has confirmed the victory of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the presidential election after a partial recount.
News of the decision, which comes after a series of protests by the opposition against what it says was a rigged ballot, was announced by state TV.
The 12-strong council is the most influential body in Iran and is currently controlled by conservatives.