Iran Conducts Partial Recount of Votes

Tehran, Iran (RPRN) 6/29/2009–Iranian state media report a partial recount of votes from the nation’s disputed presidential election is underway. The powerful group that supervises Iran’s elections, the Guardian Council, began a recount Monday of 10 percent of random ballot boxes nationwide. The disputed June 12 vote resulted in an official landslide victory for President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

The Council said Monday its members met with defeated reformist challenger Mir Hossein Mousavi. Iranian state media report a Council spokesman described that meeting as “ineffective.”

Mr. Mousavi has rejected the partial recount and insisted that the results be annulled.

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