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Preliminary, uncertified vote shows Karzai wins Afghan election

5 years ago September 16, 2009 Sep 16, 2009 Wednesday, September 16 2009 Wednesday, September 16, 2009 9:04:51 AM CDT in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Jessica Dunne

Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai has taken 54.6% of the nation's vote in a preliminary count, according to Afghan officials. 

However, the election still hasn't been certified.  A U.N.-backed complaints commission is examining thousands of potentially fraudulent votes from the August election.  If the probe proves enough votes fraudulent,Karzai's returns could drop below 50 percent, putting him in a runoff with his top challenger, Abdullah Abdullah.

 

 

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