Karzai heads as Afghan election still undecided

Afghanistan's presidential election remained undecided, as election officials released just a sliver of new results.

Karzai heads as Afghan election still undecided

Afghanistan's presidential election remained undecided Saturday, as election officials released just a sliver of new results, with the incumbent Hamid Karzai still on course for victory.

President Hamid Karzai remained headed for a single-round victory over his main challenger Abdullah Abdullah.

With 92.8 percent of polling stations tallied, Karzai had 54.3 percent of the vote to 28.1 percent for Abdullah. The election commission said it had set aside ballots from another 2.15 percent of polling stations because of suspected irregularities.

The Independent Election Commission has now released results from 93 percent of polling stations. Five percent of votes have not been counted. The rest have been quarantined for suspected fraud.

The standings were little changed from the last results issued Tuesday.

Agencies
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