Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah (C) attends a demonstration in Kabul June 27, 2014. (AFP PHOTO/Wakil Kohsar)
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Afghanistan's presidential election result has been delayed for several days, officials said Tuesday, as a dispute over alleged fraud threatens to derail the country's first democratic transfer of power.The preliminary result of the June 14 run-off vote had been due Wednesday but was postponed at short notice to allow ballots in 2,000 voting centers to be checked -- throwing the handover process into turmoil.Abdullah Abdullah, previously seen as the poll front-runner, has said that he would reject the result due to "blatant fraud," while his poll rival Ashraf Ghani said that the election was clean and claimed victory by more than one million votes.The vote was held after the two came first and second in an eight-man election on April 5, when Abdullah was far ahead with 45 percent against Ghani's 31.6 percent.
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