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May 1, 4:02 AM EDT

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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's official IRNA news agency reports that President Hassan Rouhani has welcomed the success of the moderate-reformist bloc in parliamentary runoff elections.

Speaking Sunday at a ceremony marking workers day, Rouhani congratulated voters for "choosing the best" in both Friday's runoff elections and the original vote in February.

The bloc fell three seats short of a majority in the 290-seat legislature, but emerged with the largest parliamentary faction with 143 seats. Hard-liners secured 86 seats and independents won 61.

The moderate-reformist camp supports Rouhani and backs the nuclear deal signed last year with world powers. Their parliamentary successes could boost Rouhani's own chances in presidential elections scheduled for next year.

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