On Eve Of Election Results, Afghan Candidate Sends Warning To Rival

wochit politics
July 06, 2014 AT 7:29 AM
Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah warned his rival on Sunday he would refuse to accept the outcome of the country's troubled election unless he saw firm evidence that the vote was completely free of fraud. His warning, on the eve of preliminary election results due out on Monday, sets the stage for a possibly violent confrontation with his rival Ashraf Ghani, a standoff which has threatened to divide the fragile country along ethnic lines. The deadlock over the June 14 second round run-off vote has already quashed hopes for a trouble-free transition of power in Afghanistan, a headache for the West as most U.S.-led forces continue to withdraw from the country this year.