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Rohani, Raisi Cast Ballots In Iranian Presidential Election

Incumbent Hassan Rohani cast his vote in Iran's first presidential election since reaching a landmark nuclear deal with world powers that eased economic sanctions. The May 19 vote is largely regarded as a referendum on Rohani's more moderate policies, which paved the way for the accord. His main challenger, conservative hard-liner Ebrahim Raisi, also voted. During the campaign, Raisi said the nuclear deal had failed to deliver on its promised economic benefits. (AP)