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Before Votes Are Fully Counted, Fraud Claims Roil Afghan Election

Updated: 7 months ago.

It was not long before the legitimacy of Afghanistan's presidential election was called into question. Within hours of polls' close, candidate Abdullah Abdullah claimed the vote was rigged in favor of his opponent, Ashraf Ghani. Abdullah has suspended his cooperation with elections commissions and called for a halt to vote counting. His claims of fraud engineered by former President Hamid Karzai, he says set the stage for an impending political crisis.

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