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Iran watchdog approves presidential election result

Iran's electoral watchdog the Guardian Council has approved the presidential elections result.

Council spokesman Abbas Ali Kadkhodaei told state TV certain complaints by individual candidates had been forwarded to the judiciary, but the overall election results were declared valid.

Under the law, the council had 10 days to review the election result.

The approval clears the path for the start of the next term of re-elected president Hassan Rouhani, who won the May 19 election with 57% of more than 41 million votes.

Mr Rouhani will next receive the endorsement of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and will be inaugurated in August.

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