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The Iranian presidential election was held on June 15th, 2013. 72.2% of the electoral public able to vote did. That's an impressive turnout. And, they voted in Hassan Rouhani, a moderate, with 50.71% of the vote. People by thousands were crowding and cheering in the streets over the outcome, with a clear outcry that they believe the change they have been seeking is finally here. "Long live reform, long live Rouhani," members of the crowd chanted.
Do you think change will come with this new, less extreme elect? The U.S. officially seems pleased with the outcome of the election, saying that they are looking forward to some serious conversations about Iran's nuclear program.
Mr Rouhani, who has pledged greater engagement with Western powers, said: "This victory is a victory for wisdom, moderation and maturity... over extremism."