Afghan election officials empties a ballot box for counting at the end of polling in Kabul June 14, 2014. (REUTERS/Omar Sobhani)
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Afghanistan's top electoral official resigned on Saturday, potentially complicating efforts to organise parliamentary elections for this autumn.Ahmad Yousuf Nuristani, who has repeatedly accused the government of meddling in the electoral process, stepped down two years after himself being accused of failing to prevent fraud in a bitterly disputed presidential ballot.Efforts by Reuters to contact Nuristani were not successful.He was in charge of organising the 2014 presidential election, the country's first democratic transfer of power, which descended into near-chaos when both Ghani and his rival, Abdullah Abdullah claimed victory.
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