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Ghani Leads Abdullah In Afghan Election, Officials Say

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July 07, 2014 AT 9:28 AM
A preliminary count of last month's runoff election shows, Ashraf Ghani might be on the verge of a comeback in his bid for the Afghan presidency. According to preliminary results released Monday by election officials, the former Afghan finance minister leads former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah in the June runoff -- a reversal of where the two stood in the April general election. Afghanistan's Independent Elections Commission said, citing preliminary results, Ghani has 56.44% of the runoff vote, while Abdullah has 43.56%. In April's election, Abdullah secured 45% of the vote and Ghani was second with 31.6%.