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Afghans begin audit of disputed election, examining ballots for fraud
Afghans begin audit of disputed election, examining ballots for fraud

Afghanistan’s Independent Election Commission on Monday began reviewing ballots for signs of fraud more than two months after the disputed second round of the nation’s presidential election. Ashraf Ghani and his rival Abdullah Abdullah, who has alleged the election was stolen, have agreed to abide by the results of the review and to form a government of national unity. The commission’s review was carried out in front of international observers and media representatives. Of 3,645 ballot boxes reviewed Monday, 72 from several provinces were deemed invalid, while 697 were sent for a recount because of problems such as broken seals, results forms that did not reconcile...

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