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Afghan presidential candidate says fraud clouds the vote count
Afghan presidential candidate says fraud clouds the vote count

Afghanistan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah on Wednesday called for the counting of ballots in the runoff election to be halted due to what he termed “organized fraud.” Abdullah, a former Afghan foreign minister, accused election officials of attempting to rig Saturday’s runoff vote in favor of his opponent, Ashraf Ghani, a former finance minister. Abdullah implicated the office of President Hamid Karzai, although he stopped short of accusing Karzai of participating in fraud. “There is no doubt that the leadership of the Afghan government was not neutral. All the respected candidates from the beginning of this process know that, unfortunately, the...

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