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Afghanistan: Opposition candidate Abdullah Abdullah rejects 'illegal' election results

Afghanistan, Kabul
February 18, 2020 at 21:19 GMT +00:00 · Published

Afghan Chief Executive of the Unity Government and main opponent of incumbent President Ashraf Ghani in the September vote, Abdullah Abdullah, contested what he described as the "illegal" election results, speaking at a press conference in Kabul on Tuesday.

Abdullah argued that the election results "are a coup against democracy and an act of corruption against the will of the people."

He then vowed to form his own "inclusive government," adding that "the fraudsters are the shame of Afghanistan's history."

On Tuesday, the Afghan election commission declared Ghani as the winner in the September presidential vote, after months of delayed results. According to the election commission, Ghani received 50.64 of the votes while Abdullah Abdullah garnered some 39.52 percent.

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Afghan Chief Executive of the Unity Government and main opponent of incumbent President Ashraf Ghani in the September vote, Abdullah Abdullah, contested what he described as the "illegal" election results, speaking at a press conference in Kabul on Tuesday.

Abdullah argued that the election results "are a coup against democracy and an act of corruption against the will of the people."

He then vowed to form his own "inclusive government," adding that "the fraudsters are the shame of Afghanistan's history."

On Tuesday, the Afghan election commission declared Ghani as the winner in the September presidential vote, after months of delayed results. According to the election commission, Ghani received 50.64 of the votes while Abdullah Abdullah garnered some 39.52 percent.

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