Vote counting in Afghanistan
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Afghan election: Counting begins in thousands of centres

5 April 2014 Last updated at 18:40 BST

Seven million Afghans out of an estimated eligible 12 million voted in the election for a new president, the country's electoral commission says.

It is the strife-torn nation's first transfer of power via the ballot box.

There were reports of ballot paper shortages and sporadic violence from across the country.

David Loyn reports from Kabul.

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