Iranian state television: President Hassan Rouhani won presidential election

Iranian state television has declared incumbent President Hassan Rouhani has won the country’s presidential election.

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – Iran’s state television has declared incumbent President Hassan Rouhani the winner of the country’s presidential election, giving him a second four-year term to see out his agenda calling for greater freedoms and outreach to the wider world.

State TV offered its congratulations in a brief statement Saturday, based on vote tallies.

The 68-year-old has come to embody more liberal and reform-minded Iranians’ hopes for greater political freedom at home and better relations with the outside world.

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