Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani
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Afghan election set for Abdullah-Ghani run-off

The Afghan presidential election will go to a second round, after no candidate reached the 50% needed for an outright win, preliminary results show.

Former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah won most votes with 44.9%. Former World Bank economist Ashraf Ghani came second with 31.5%.

They are now expected to face a run-off vote on 28 May.

Bilal Sarwary reports from Kabul.

  • 26 Apr 2014
  • From the section Asia