KABUL, July 2 (Xinhua) -- The final result of the Afghan presidential elections will be announced on Aug. 24, chairman of the Election Commission Ahmad Yusuf Nuristan said here Wednesday.
The preliminary results of the presidential polls will be announced next Monday (July 7), he told a press conference.
Afghanistan's presidential election was held on April 5 wherein eight politicians contested to secure the country's top slot for the next five years.
Since no contender had secured more than 50 percent of the votes to become the president, a runoff election was held between front-runners Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on June 14.
However, Abdullah who secured 45 percent of some 7 million votes in the first round of the race has accused the Election Commission of siding with Ahmadzai, who bagged 31.6 percent of the votes.
Abdullah has warned that no decision of the Election Commission is acceptable unless the clean votes are filtered from the faked one.
The Election Commission was supposed to announce the partial result of the runoff votes last week but postponed in the wake of Abdullah's warning.
The preliminary results of the prolonged process of runoff votes was scheduled to come out on July 2 and the final result was set for July 22, but the Election Commission chairman once again delayed the announcement.
The country's outgoing President Hamid Karzai has set Aug. 2 as the day for transfer of power to his successor.
KABUL, July 2 (Xinhua) -- Contrary to the previous plan of the Afghan Election Commission set for declaring the result of the country's presidential elections, the announcement of the polls once again has been postponed, local newspapers reported on Wednesday.Full story