Afghan presidential election to go to June runoff

By Tim Craig, Mohammad Sharif, April 26, 2014

KABUL — A pro-Western candidate has emerged from Afghanistan’s April 5 presidential contest with the most votes but still must compete in a runoff election, Afghan election officials said Saturday.

After three weeks of counting, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) unveiled the final results of the country’s third presidential race since the 2001 U.S.-backed invasion to dislodge the Taliban.

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