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Iran TV: Partial Vote Recount Verifies Election Result

Hundreds of thousands of supporters of defeated presidential candidate Mir Hossein Musavi have protested across Iran since the vote results were initially announced.
TEHRAN (Reuters) -- Iranian state television has reported that a partial recount of the vote in the country's disputed June 12 presidential election had verified the result.

Official results released a day after the election showed hard-line President Mahmud Ahmadinejad had won by a landslide, but his main moderate challenger, Mir Hossein Musavi, said the vote was rigged and called for it to be annulled.

Iran's official English-language Press TV said in a scrolling headline: "Iran: partial vote recount verifies election result." It did not give details.

Meanwhile, Iranian riot police clashed with opposition protesters in southern Tehran but there were no casualties, a witness told Reuters. "Riot police clashed with the protesters and used tear gas to desperse the crowd," the witness said.

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