Abdullah, the front-runner in Afghan election, picks up support from former rival

By Tim Craig, Mohammad Sharif, May 11, 2014

KABUL — The front-runner in Afghanistan’s presidential contest picked up a major endorsement Sunday as he sought to consolidate his support ahead of an expected runoff next month.

Abdullah Abdullah, a former foreign minister who was the top vote-getter in the April 5 election, appeared in Kabul with the third-place finisher , Zalmay Rassoul.

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