Halt vote count, Afghan runoff candidate urges

Posted: June 19, 2014 at 5:07 a.m.

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah (right) leaves after a news conference Wednesday in Kabul during which he said his vote monitors had observed ballot-box stuffing and other irregularities at Saturday’s polling.

Presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah demanded Wednesday that Afghan electoral authorities stop counting ballots from a weekend runoff vote, citing new allegations of widespread fraud. The election commission refused and appealed to all sides to await final results.

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