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Afghan voting results contested

Ahmadzai leads, but panel to audit 7,000 more polling sites

Posted: July 8, 2014 at 3:41 a.m.

Scores of supporters of Afghan presidential candidate and former finance minister Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai celebrate in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, July 7, 2014. Afghan officials released preliminary election results Monday showing Ahmadzai well in the lead for the presidency but said no winner can be declared because millions of ballots were being audited for fraud. The announcement came as Ahmadzai is locked in a standoff with his rival Abdullah Abdullah, who has refused to accept any results until all fraudulent ballots are invalidated. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Afghan officials released preliminary election results Monday showing former Finance Minister Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai well in the lead for the presidency but said no winner can be declared because millions of ballots are being audited for fraud.

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