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Rival Afghan Candidates Already Claiming Victory

Afghanistan’s April 5 presidential ballot has been widely hailed as a triumph for the people.  With votes still being counted, hopes for a smooth end to the election are beginning to fade as candidates appear to maneuver for a political fight to the finish. Technocrat Ashraf Ghani, a former World Bank official, told media he is certain he received a majority of the votes, given the turnout in areas where he gathered a lot of support. His chief competitor, former foreign minister...

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