Updated: 07/07/2014 22:29 | By Agence France-Presse

Ghani ahead on preliminary Afghan election results

Former World Bank economist Ashraf Ghani won Afghanistan's presidential election, according to preliminary results released on Monday, with 56 percent of the run-off vote to Abdullah Abdullah's 44 percent.


Ghani ahead on preliminary Afghan election results

Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani addresses a press conference in Kabul, on July 5, 2014 - by Wakil Kohsar

Election officials said the turnout was over eight million in the June 14 vote, far higher than expected, and a figure likely to trigger further allegations of fraud from both sides.

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