Those getting their news about the recent elections in Iran from the BBC will have learned of a sweeping victory for what the corporation terms “reformists”. Readers of the BBC News website’s February 28th article titled “Iran election: Reformists win all 30 Tehran seats” were told that:
“Allies of Iran’s reformist President Hassan Rouhani have won a landslide victory in Tehran, in the first parliamentary vote since Iran signed a nuclear deal with world powers.
With 90% of the votes counted, the pro-Rouhani List of Hope is set to take all 30 parliamentary seats in the capital.”
Analysis from the BBC’s chief international correspondent Lyse Doucet informed readers of this article and a later one that:
“This stunning election result will make a difference in Iran’s engagement with the wider world.
President Rouhani’s hand has been strengthened in parliament to help open his country to greater trade…
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