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Afghan Presidential Election Goes to Runoff

Official results from Afghanistan’s 2014 presidential election show none of the eight candidates won a majority in the first round, forcing the election commission to call for a June 14 runoff between the two top vote getters. About seven million Afghans turned out to vote in the April 5 presidential election in which front runner Abdullah Abdullah officially received 45 percent of the total, while former finance minister Ashfraf Ghani finished second with nearly 32 percent. While...

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