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Afghanistan heads for presidential runoff

27th Apr 2014
Afghanistan heads for presidential runoff

 

KABUL, (Xinhua): Afghan presidential elections would go into the second round after the preliminary result showed Saturday that none of the candidates obtained an outright victory.

“Dr. Abdullah Abdullah was ahead with 44.9 percent of the votes, followed by Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai who obtained 31.5 percent and Dr. Zalmai Rassoul who won 11.5 percent,” chairman of the election commission Mohammad Yusuf Nuristani told a press conference here.

In total, 6,892,816 of some 12 million eligible voters cast their ballots in the April 5 presidential elections amid Taliban threat of violence and tight security, he added.

“It seems that the elections would go into the second round between the two top candidates,” Nuristani said.

To secure an outright victory, a candidate must win more than 50 percent of valid ballots. Otherwise, the top two candidates will go into a runoff.

The final result of the presidential elections is scheduled to be announced on May 14 after the complaints are examined.

Eight politicians had joined the presidential race to succeed outgoing president Hamid Karzai, who has ruled Afghanistan since the Taliban regime was ousted in late 2001.

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2014-04/26/c_126437671.htm

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