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Afghanistan vote counting underway amid cries of foul play

Kabul: The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC)  had received over 1,000 complaints of rigging, in Saturday's landmark Afghanistan's presidential election and IECC spokesman, Nader Mohseni, told a news conference that investigation into the alleged fraud

India TV News Desk [ Updated: April 07, 2014 9:08 IST ]
afghanistan vote counting underway amid cries of foul play
afghanistan vote counting underway amid cries of foul play

Kabul: The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC)  had received over 1,000 complaints of rigging, in Saturday's landmark Afghanistan's presidential election and IECC spokesman, Nader Mohseni, told a news conference that investigation into the alleged fraud would start on Monday and would continue till April 28.


But Former Afghan foreign Minister Dr Zalmai Rasoul has claimed that counting of votes is still underway.

He stated in a press conference on Sunday that  people would not accept a president elected through vote fraud. He, however, said the turnout had been reasonable as millions of people defied Taliban threats and thronged to polling centres.

According to the reports Dr Zalmai Rasoul is one of the three top contenders to secure the win in the election,

Two other front-runners – Dr Ashraf Ghani and Dr Abdullah Abdullah – are claiming lead based on unofficial results they received from their agents in parts of the country.

According to reports preliminary results will come out on April 24 and the final result will be announced by mid May.

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