Iranian women display their identity cards before casting their ballots in the presidential election at a polling station in northern Tehran. Photo: Xinhua

Moderate cleric Hassan Rowhani wins race for presidency in Iran

Interior Minister Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar said 72 per cent of the more than 50.5 million Iranians eligible to vote had turned at polling stations, and that Rowhani had secured just over the threshold 50 per cent of the vote required to avoid a run-off.