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Afghanistan Re-Elects President Ashraf Ghani. Rival Abdullah Abdullah Says He Is The Winner

The Guardian: Ashraf Ghani wins Afghan presidential election

Incumbent gained just over 50% of September votes but Abdullah’s team reject results

Five months after Afghans went to the polls to choose a new president, election authorities have declared the incumbent, Ashraf Ghani, the winner, but his main opponent has rejected the result and said he will form his own “inclusive government”.

After a heavily contested poll, Ghani officially scraped just over 50% of votes, averting a second round run-off. But hours after the election results were announced, rival Abdullah Abdullah declared himself the victor.

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WNU Editor: The opposition is not accepting this result .... Afghan election challenger Abdullah declares himself president, announces parallel government (France 24).

More News On The Re-election Of Ashraf Ghani

Afghan president wins vote, opponent says he’s the winner -- AP
Afghanistan presidential election: Ashraf Ghani re-elected -- BBC
Ghani named winner of Afghanistan's disputed poll amid fears of new turmoil -- Reuters
Ashraf Ghani secures second term as Afghan president: final results -- AFP
5 months later, Ashraf Ghani declared winner of Afghanistan's presidential election -- CNN
Afghanistan's presidential election: Ashraf Ghani declared winner -- Al Jazeera

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