TEHRAN (Reuters/AFP) - Incumbent Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad won re-election by a thumping margin, official figures showed on Saturday, but his moderate challenger rejected the tally as a dangerous charade that could lead to tyranny. The result of the election triggered violent protests in many cities. Officials said Ahmadinejad had secured 62.63pc of the vote. Former prime Minister Mir Hossein Mousavi came a distant second with 33.75pc, according to Interior Minister Sadeq Mahsouli. The minister said 39.1m votes were cast on Friday, representing a turnout of 85pc. Ahmadinejad garnered 24.5m votes against 13.2m for Mousavi. The former head of the Revolutionary Guards Mohsen Rezai came third with 678,240 votes (1.73pc) and reformist ex-parliament speaker Mehdi Karroubi was last with 333,635 votes (0.85pc). The vote outcome appears to have galvanised a grass-roots movement for change after 30 years of restrictive clerical rule. Mousavi protested at what he described as numerous and blatant irregularities in the vote which officials said attracted a record turnout of around 85pc of the 46m electorate. More details and pictures on Page 10