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Voters split but turnout high in Iran election

Iran's presidential candidates cast their votes on Friday, promising their full support to the eventual victor. In Tehran, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad wished his successor the best as he cast HIS vote. (SOUNDBITE) (English) IRANINA INCUMBENT PRESIDENT, MAHMOUD AHMADINEJAD, SAYING: "I pray to God that he may give all his blessings to the nation of Iran, for him to give the unified society justice and help them achieve the best future." Turnout was said to be high among Iran's 50 million eligible voters, and polling stations were ordered to remain open late to accommodate the lines. Voters had a choice of six candidates, although none is expected to challenge the Islamic Republic's clerical rule. Analysts here say a big turnout could benefit the sole moderate conservative candidate, Hassan Rohani, seen here casting his ballot. (SOUNDBITE) (Farsi) FORMER CHIEF NUCLEAR NEGOTIATOR, HASSAN ROHANI, SAYING: "The rest is in the hands of the peop

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