Hassan Rouhani on 14 June 2013
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Hassan Rouhani wins Iranian presidential election

15 June 2013 Last updated at 22:35 BST

Reformist-backed cleric Hassan Rouhani has won Iran's presidential election, securing just over 50% of the vote and so avoiding the need for a run-off.

Turnout was estimated at 72.2% among the 50 million Iranians who were eligible to vote to choose a successor to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is scheduled to ratify the vote on 3 August.

World affairs editor John Simpson reports.