Hassan Rouhani comes first so far while all previous polls said that Qalibaf was the most favorite.
Latest announcements say the number of votes cast for each candidate as follows:
· Hassan Rouhani: 1,459,998
· Mohammadbaqer Qalibaf 487,549
· Said Jalili 383,820
· Mohsen Rezaei 383,489
· Aliakbar Velayati 174,494
· Mohammad Qarazi 38,197
What was most interesting was the lively presence of the people at voting stations which was, according to everyone from foreign reporters to pros and cons, unbelievable. No doubt this round of elections indicated the lively spirit of the Iranian nation, especially considering the fact that it was preceded four years ago by much-troublesome elections.
Hassan Rouhani who is the leading candidate so far said regarding the electoral atmosphere "I would like that the atmosphere would remain logical and whoever wins, all help him.”
From what results show so far, some informed people and political specialists expect that the winner will be known by the end of the counting process and no runoff will be ahead.
Regardless of what group or political party attracts people’s votes, what is evident is that the elections will be a victory of the Iranian nation’s will.