The Guardians Council, in dismissing the claims of vote-rigging, was reported to have ordered a recount from 100 ballot boxes in four cities -- a tiny fraction of the more than 40,000 ballot boxes used in the vote -- and found no irregularities.
Two newspapers, "Aftab-i Yazd" and "Eqbal," which sought to publish a letter from third-place candidate Hojatoleslam Mehdi Mahdavi-Karrubi alleging electoral wrongdoing, were reported on 20 June to have been shut down by authorities.
Rafsanjani and pro-reform supporters have called on Iranians to vote for Rafsanjani to prevent the hard-line Ahmadinejad from becoming president.
Iran: Recount Ordered After Rigging Allegations In Presidential Vote
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