Afghan election results delayed after fraud accusations

World Today

Preliminary results from Afghanistan’s presidential election, due to be announced on Wednesday, have been delayed, amid accusations of fraud that threaten to split the fragile country along ethnic lines.

Votes from around 2,000 polling stations in the June 14 run-off are to be reviewed and recounted, said Sharifa Zurmati Wardak of the Independent Election Commission (IEC).

That controversial presidential election pits candidate Abdullah Abdullah against former World Bank economist Ashraf Ghani. Abdullah Abdullah spoke with CCTV for a one-on-one interview. He believes millions of votes cast for his rival were fraudulent.

Afghan election results delayed amid fraud accusations

Afghan election results delayed amid fraud accusations

Preliminary results from Afghanistan's presidential election, due to be announced on Wednesday, have been delayed, amid accusations of fraud that threaten to split the fragile country along ethnic lines. That controversial presidential election pits candidate Abdullah Abdullah against former World Bank economist Ashraf Ghani. Abdullah Abdullah spoke with CCTV for a one-on-one interview.

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