Afghan polls head for Abdullah-Ghani run-off | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, April 27, 2014 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:53 AM, March 08, 2015

Afghan polls head for Abdullah-Ghani run-off

Afghan polls head for Abdullah-Ghani run-off

Share this with

Copy this link

Afghanistan's presidential election is set for a second-round vote, preliminary results showed yesterday, as opposition leader Abdullah Abdullah and former academic Ashraf Ghani both failed to secure a decisive victory.
"Based on our results, it appears that the election goes to the second round," Ahmad Yusuf Nuristani, head of the Independent Election Commission, told a press conference in Kabul.
Abdullah, a former foreign minister, secured 44.9 percent of the vote, with his main rival Ghani on 31.5 percent.
The final official result is set to be announced on May 14 after a period for adjudication of hundreds of complaints over alleged fraud. As no candidate gained more than 50 percent, a run-off between the two leading names is required under the Afghan constitution.

Stay updated on the go with The Daily Star News App. Click here to download it for your device.

Grameenphone and Robi:
Type START <space> BR and send SMS it to 2222

Banglalink:
Type START <space> BR and send SMS it to 2225

Leave your comments

Top News

Share this with

Copy this link

Top News

Top