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Preliminary Afghan presidential election results show Abdullah Abdullah ahead, indicate runoff
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Saturday, April 26, 2014 10:21 AM EDT
Preliminary results in Afghanistan's presidential election show former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah won the most votes but not the majority needed to avoid a runoff.
Electoral law requires a runoff between the top two candidates if no one candidate gets a majority. A runoff should be held within 15 days of final results.
The candidates are vying to replace President Hamid Karzai, the only president Afghans have known since the U.S.-led invasion to topple the Taliban's hard-line Islamic regime.