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Afghan election results reveal Ghani as clear winner

Ashraf Ghani won Afghanistan's disputed presidential election decisively with 55 per cent of the vote, results revealed on Friday, after the figure was kept secret for five days over concerns that fraud allegations could trigger violence.

Afghan presidential inauguration is delayed with candidates deep in conflict

Afghanistan`s next president was meant to be inaugurated on Monday but the deadline has been pushed back to Sept. 2 as rival candidates remain deadlocked over who won an election meant to mark the troubled country`s first democratic transfer of power.

John Kerry seeks to broker end to Afghan election crisis

US Secretary of State John Kerry sought to mediate an end to the political crisis in Afghanistan, warning that a bitter dispute over presidential polls threatened the country`s future.

Afghan election rivals square up for results showdown

Afghanistan`s rival presidential candidates Monday ratcheted up tension ahead of the release of results, with one campaign team preparing for victory and the other rejecting the vote count.

Afghan presidential election provokes more than 3,000 complaints

Afghan authorities have received more than 3,000 reports of violations from last weekend`s presidential election, exceeding the tally following a 2009 vote that was marred by widespread fraud.

Afghan election `great achievement`: Britain

The presidential election in Afghanistan is a "great achievement", Britain`s Foreign Secretary William Hague said on Saturday, as he urged parties to show "patience and respect" during the count.

Afghan women defy Taliban to vote

Lines of blue burqas marked Saturday`s Afghan elections as women turned out in large numbers to vote in several cities -- unthinkable under the Taliban, who would not allow women to work or study, let alone cast their ballot.

Taliban escalate attacks to discredit Afghan election

Unable to stop next Saturday`s Afghan presidential election, the Taliban and their allies are ramping up violence, even killing children, to create a climate of fear and discredit the poll.

Afghan presidential election set for April 2014

Presidential elections considered crucial to Afghanistan`s security and stability will be held on schedule in April 2014, the country`s election commission announced.

Taliban call for Afghan vote boycott, threaten violence

The Taliban called on Saturday for a boycott of the upcoming run-off in Afghanistan`s Presidential Election and threatened violence against anyone who participates.