Afghanistan’s presidential election: Ashraf Ghani declared winner

Afghanistan’s presidential election: Ashraf Ghani declared winner

Afghanistan: Incumbent President Ashraf Ghani has been declared the winner of Afghanistan’s presidential election, almost five months after the voting took place amid a low turnout due to the threat of violence and concerns over electoral fraud.

The Independent Election Commission (IEC) announced on Tuesday that Ghani garnered 50.64 percent of the vote on September 28 of last year, beating Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, who secured 39.52 percent of votes.

Originally scheduled to be announced on October 19, the results were repeatedly delayed, with IEC officials citing technical issues, allegations of fraud and protests from candidates.

 

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