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Results Due In Afghan Presidential Vote


Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah has said his campaign had evidence of fraudulent voting that could "significantly impact the final results."
Afghanistan’s Independent Election Commission says it will release the final first round results from the country’s presidential election on the morning of May 15.

Election officials also said they would confirm the date of an expected second-round runoff between the top two candidates if nobody manages to secure more than 50 percent of the first-round vote.

A runoff has been tentatively scheduled for June 14.

Preliminary results show former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah in the lead with about 44.9 percent, followed by former World Bank economist Ashraf Ghani with 31.5 percent.

On May 14, Abdullah said his campaign had evidence of fraudulent voting that could "significantly impact the final results."

Those results were to be released on May 14, but were postponed until officials complete their fraud investigations.
With reporting by AFP, AP, and Reuters
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