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Afghan election commission postpones announcing partial results

English.news.cn   2014-06-21 19:12:59

KABUL, June 21 (Xinhua) -- Afghan election commission on Saturday announced to delay the result release of the presidential runoff held on June 14.

"I am saying that announcing partial results will be delayed for one or few days," chairman of the election commission, Ahmad Yusuf Nuristani told a press conference here.

He announced the decision to postpone the result of the runoff polls just days after suspending of working relations by presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah with the election body.

Presidential candidate Abdullah secured 45 percent of the votes out of some seven million votes casted in the April 5 presidential elections against his rival Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai who garnered 31. 6 percent.

Abdullah on Wednesday accused the election commission of involvement in the election process and suspended his engagement with the election commission.

Abdullah Abdullah on Thursday termed the performances of the election commissions as illegal, saying the commissions' decisions will be unacceptable.

However, chairman of the election commission Nuristani said that all the questions of Abdullah will be responded and all his concerns about alleged fraud in the election process will be allayed.

Nuristani also said 80 percent of the votes had been counted so far.

Partial results of the June 14 presidential runoff was due to come out Saturday, while the preliminary results of the runoff will be announced on July 2 and the final results on July 22, according to the election commission officials.

Editor: Xiang Bo
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