Rouhani Allies Sweep Tehran Seats in Poll Boost for Moderates

  • Progressive candidates make gains in parliament, clerical body
  • Conservatives on `back foot but not defeated,' analyst says

An Iranian woman takes a photo during voting in the Hosseiniyeh Ershad mosque in Tehran, on Feb. 26.

Photographer: Scott Peterson/Getty Images

Allies of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani made significant gains as preliminary results from last week’s twin election were announced, with reformist and moderate candidates capturing all 30 parliamentary seats in Tehran.

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