Afghan election: Abdullah and Ghani set for second round
27 April 2014 Last updated at 18:23 BST
Both candidates in the Afghan presidential election are insisting that they are prepared to fight on rather than make a deal.
Preliminary results show that neither the former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah or former World Bank economist Ashraf Ghani reached the 50% needed for an outright win.
Final official results are due to be announced on 14 May after a period for adjudication of complaints.
Mr Abdullah and Mr Ghani could form a power-sharing deal, or choose to go to a second round.
David Loyn reports.