Unlike Iran's presidential election four years ago, when reformists took to the streets to protest the outcome, this time celebrations broke out all over the country as soon as moderate leader Hassan Rowhani was declared as the winner. The result has also been hailed by the outside world. Campaigning on the "hope and prudence" platform, Rowhani won with 50.7 percent of the votes, way ahead of Tehran Mayor Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf with about 16.5 percent while the hard-line nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili finished a distant third with 11.3 percent votes followed by another conservative candidate Mohsen Rezaei with 10.6 percent. The Iranian society is polarized along conservative and liberal lines. At the time of the 2009 election, the liberals had backed the reformist candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi and suffered a severe setback, leading to massive demonstrations and a government crackdown.