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Afghan Presidential Elections Likely Headed To Runoff

Afghans Prepare For Securing Country's April 5 Election
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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The latest partial results in Afghanistan’s presidential election show front-runner Abdullah still leading but far from the majority needed to avoid a runoff.

Abdullah Abdullah, a former foreign minister, had 43.8 percent of the vote in results released Thursday. His closest rival, ex-Finance Minister Ashaf Ghani Ahmadzai, had 32.9 percent. The results were based on 82.6 percent of the more than 7 million votes cast in the April 5 election to replace President Hamid Karzai, who is ineligible for a third term.

Full preliminary results are expected to be announced Saturday and finalized May 14 after investigations into fraud claims.

The partial results indicate no candidate will gain the required majority to avoid a runoff, which would probably be held in late May.


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