Politics of Iran

An excited couple wave a poster of Hassan Rowhani as they ride through the throngs on Tehran's streets on Saturday night. Photo: AP

Jubilation in Iran as moderate cleric brings hope of change

"Goodbye Ahmadinejad, you won't be missed," the women in black chadors shouted. They were among the hundreds of thousands of Iranians who flocked to the streets to celebrate the end of eight years of hardline conservative rule after moderate cleric Hassan Rowhani, 65, was elected president on Saturday night.

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