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    Partial results only a first snapshot: Kubis

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Sunday welcomed the announcement of the first batch of partial results, which the mission noted were only a small proportion of the millions of ballots cast.



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    Six presidential runners say partial returns unacceptable

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Hours after the Independent Election Commission (IEC) announced partial returns from the April 5 presidential elections, half a dozen candidates on Sunday rejected the outcome as unacceptable.



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    Game is not over, says Ahmadzai

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Reacting to the release of partial returns from last weekends’ presidential vote, hopeful Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Sunday said “the game is not over.”



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    20,000 votes likely to be thrown out in Wardak

    MAIDAN SHAHR (Pajhwok): Around 20,000 of the 100,000 votes cast during the April 5 elections in central Maidan Wardak province were likely to be thrown out, pending a probe into complaints, an Independent Election Commission (IEC) official said on Sunday.



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    Helmand elders praise Karzai for his services

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Elders from southern Helmand province presented an appreciation letter to President Hamid Karzai in recognition of his services to the nation, the Presidential Palace said on Sunday.



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    Serious fraud could affect outcome in polls: watchdog

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission on Sunday said it had recorded a total of 870 incidents of fraud classed as "Priority A", complaints considered serious enough to affect the outcome of the April 5 elections.



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    Sherzai alleges massive fraud in elections

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Presidential runner Muhammad Shafiq Gul Agha Sherzai on Sunday said that findings of his team showed instances of widespread corruption in April, 5 presidential and provincial council polls.



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    Abdullah leads Ahmadzai in early results

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Sunday released partial returns from last week’s presidential vote, showing Abdullah Abdullah in a tight race with his closest rival Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai.



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    Afghanistan face Kyrgyzstan in soccer friendly

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan will take on Kyrgyzstan in a football friendly match on Sunday in Dubai as part of their preparations ahead of next month’s AFC Challenge Cup in the Maldives.



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    Success lies in unity, Karzai tells Afghans

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Outgoing President Hamid Karzai said on Saturday that Afghanistan was home to all Afghans and their success lied in unity.