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Iran's Moussavi rejects partial vote recount

Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Moussavi on Saturday refused to support a panel set up by the electoral watchdog Guardian Council to conduct a partial recount of votes in the disputed presidential election, a media report said.

world Updated: Jun 28, 2009 13:02 IST

Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Moussavi on Saturday refused to support a panel set up by the electoral watchdog Guardian Council to conduct a partial recount of votes in the disputed presidential election, a media report said.

Refusing to be cowed by attacks on his party offices, Moussavi again demanded for fresh polls.

"Limiting the probe into complaints about electoral irregularities to recounting 10 percent of the ballot boxes cannot attract people's trust and convince public opinion about the results," Moussavi said on his campaign website.

Moussavi said: "Reaching a just judgment is not within the domain of the Guardians Council and above all a board which is appointed by this council.

"I insist again on canceling the election (results) as the most suitable way out of the problem," Geo TV said citing Moussavi.

The issue should be referred to a body which observes (Islamic) Sharia law, has legal status and is independent, said the former prime minister, who trailed in 11 million votes behind incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, according to official results from the June 12 election.

The Guardian Council said that although it has ordered a partial recount, no "major irregularities" have so far been found and the elections were the "cleanest we have had".