Afghan voting chief quits to help ease crisis

Posted: June 24, 2014 at 4:06 a.m.

Afghanistan's presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah, center, is greeted by a supporter after a news conference in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, June 23, 2014. Afghanistan's chief electoral officer resigned Monday in a bid to resolve a political crisis over allegations of massive fraud in the runoff presidential vote earlier this month. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Afghanistan's chief electoral officer resigned Monday, fulfilling a demand of a presidential candidate alleging fraud and raising hopes an end is in sight to a political crisis that has threatened to undermine the country's first democratic transfer of authority.

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