16 June 2009

Vote recount in Iran?

According to the BBC (and many other sources) Iran's Guardian Council says it is ready to recount disputed votes from Friday's presidential poll.

The Guardian Council said votes would be recounted in areas contested by the losing candidates but it is not clear whether the offer will be accepted by Mr Ahmadinejad's rivals, who want the election annulled. The opposition says millions of ballots may have gone astray.

The council, which is considering an appeal by Mr Mousavi and another defeated candidate, had earlier said the results were only provisional.

This is certainly an interesting development but whether it will signify much in the end remains to be seen.

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