Foreign Policy

Ahmadinejad Wins Re-Election; Iranians Protest in Streets

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Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has won a second term after a bitterly fought election against rival Mir Hossein Mousavi, Iran's interior ministry says.

Ahmadinejad took 63 percent of the vote, while Mousavi received 34 percent. Both men declared themselves the winner after the polls closed Friday. Mousavi said the election news was "treason to the votes of the people."

Apparently, he's not alone. Iranian protesters took to the streets following the news -- and Associated Press is reporting that "anti-riot police are guarding the offices that oversee Iran's disputed elections." Check out the video: