At least the Tehran police seemed to be letting the parties roll on without busting people on election night, although as in case of the previous election, the hardliners likely to try to set some examples by cracking down almost immediately in the wake of the vote. Still, Rouhani's having won makes it less likely Iran will try to revert to policies that were rejected via his earlier election. If he can keep the economy improving bit by bit then there may be less negative attention from the ayatollahs to other reforms going forward. Hard to say, but the photos look like a lot of people were partying over Raisi's defeat and the prospect of more reforms. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/21/world/middleeast/iran-celebrate-elections-hassan-rouhani.html “He faces a difficult task,” said Fazel Meybodi, a Shiite Muslim cleric from the city of Qom who supports reforms. He suggested that there were many more demands than Mr. Rouhani could handle. But people in the capital wanted to celebrate the victory — and voice a call for action. The middle-class Iranians in the Tehran neighborhoods who brought Mr. Rouhani his victory, often by waiting for hours in long lines at polling stations, drove their cars and played loud music in jubilation, often stopping to get out and dance, ignoring a ban on such gatherings. Police officers simply stood by, often smiling. One officer, stationed in the northwestern Saadat Abad neighborhood, told people in a passing car that this evening, everything was allowed. Pumping their fists in the air, the group — including middle-class families pushing baby strollers, hipster youths wearing John Lennon-style glasses and unemployed men with holes in their shoes — snaked through the streets in long lines. Here, too, the police stood by and did not interfere.