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Iran: Re-count but no re-run

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Iran’s top legal body is ready to recount votes from the disputed presidential election according to state TV.

The Guardian Council said it could change the candidates’ tally. The election was won by the ultra-conservative Mahmoud Ahmedinejad, but moderate candidates said it was rigged and want a re-run. The council ruled that out. Seven people were killed according to state media when supporters of losing candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi staged a huge rally in Tehran on Monday. And there are fears of more violence if opposing camps carry out their intention to stage more demonstrations later.