Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani
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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.

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