Report: Election Committee Confirms Ahmadinejad Win

Updated 2:30 p.m.

BNO News Wire is reporting that Iran's election committee found no irregularities in the vote and confirmed that Ahmadinejad won the June 12 presidential election.

According to the wire service, the committee says it finished a recount conducted in the presence of representatives of defeated conservative candidate Mohsen Rezaei.

Iranian state television reported that Rezaei is dropping his complaints about the voting for the sake of the country, according to the latest update from The Post's Thomas Erdbrink and William Branigin:

"The [current] political, social and security situation has entered a sensitive and decisive phase, which is more important than the election," Mohsen Rezai, a former commander of the elite Revolutionary Guard Corps, said in a letter to the Guardian Council, which oversees Iranian elections. Rezai finished third in the voting with 1.7 percent, according to the official tally released by the Interior Ministry.

--Liz Heron

June 24, 2009; 12:31 PM ET  | Category:  world
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Well, thank goodness that's settled.

Posted by: J264 | June 24, 2009 1:09 PM

I agree. Done so quickly, and with paper ballots, too. We need to get that recount team to St. Paul so that Minnesota can get their second senator.

Posted by: tjccpa | June 24, 2009 2:15 PM

Great news! Now, they can have another revolution (kinda like groundhog day). If they keep this up, the Shaw will be back in power. Then,30 years later, another revolution; the mullahs will take over again.

Posted by: kevin_m_clay@yahoo.com | June 24, 2009 2:24 PM

Confirm or get shot, most likely.

Posted by: dotellen | June 24, 2009 3:25 PM

"During the election, there were about 47,000 polling stations for voting...if you divide 39 million votes by 47,000 stations, it comes to 893 votes per station on average. This is a very small number of ballots that can easily be counted in a short period of time" - http://bit.ly/fGcYv

Posted by: shukris | June 24, 2009 3:28 PM

Moussavi's supporters signed off on the election results:

"Mir Hossein Mousavi had 47,000 representatives, one at each station, and Ahmadinejad I think had 42,000 or something like that. The other candidates had fewer representatives. When the voting ended at 11 pm, they immediately started counting. Once they had the final tallies at each station, the representatives were made to sign off on them" - http://bit.ly/fGcYv

Posted by: shukris | June 24, 2009 3:31 PM

tHE o SAID HE WAS WAITING TO "SEE HOW THIS PLAYS OUT". wELL, O, i GUESS NOW YOU KNOW. lIGHT THE BONFIRES AND GET THEM DOGS A COOKIN'. THE SUPREME LEADER HAS WORKED UP AN APPETITE.

Posted by: chatard | June 24, 2009 4:47 PM

Great! Now the Supreme Leader and Ahmadinejad can go home and get some sleep, even though they continue to murder women and children on the streets.

Posted by: fridaolay | June 24, 2009 5:05 PM

Where is that little skunk, Ahmadimijood, anyway. Maybe he went to Argentina to meet with Governor Sanford and have a threesome.

Posted by: magellan1 | June 24, 2009 5:42 PM

"Looks good to me" said the Acorn, as the tally of Mickey and Minnie and friends in every Country concluded.

Posted by: dottydo | June 24, 2009 6:04 PM

The people just don't think so ...and after all, they may have a point.

The refusal to allow the regime to forward it'self looks as resolute as the TEA PARTY REVOLT has been here.

Posted by: dottydo | June 24, 2009 6:07 PM

Yes. Thank God this is finally settled. The protestors can go home now and rest.

Posted by: chelsea10011 | June 24, 2009 6:14 PM

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