Voting has ended in Iran’s elections. The deadline was extended on four occasions during the day. The head of Tehran elections headquarters says he estimates 70 percent of eligible voters in Tehran have cast their ballot. Media outlets have suggested the figure is more like 75 percent.
The interior ministry has said results will start to be announced by state radio and television from two o’clock local time which is 23.30 Central European time.
The ministry said it does not confirm any other figures released by other sources.
One independent pollster IPos saying 64-year-old cleric Hassan Rohani, seen as a leading moderate leading the race with around 38 percent of the vote.
One source in the US has claimed the Interior Minister has told reporters that early results indicate Rohani is leading with Mohammad Ghalibaf second and Saeed Jalili third.
Candidates’ representatives have said in a joint statement that no one will claim victory before the announcement of the official results.