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    Partial results from April 5 polls delayed until Sunday

    KABUL (Pajhwok): With Afghans impatiently waiting, the release of partial results from last weekend’s presidential elections has been delayed by another day, an official said on Saturday.



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    Raisins worth $8.5m exported from Kandahar

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Despite unsatisfactory yield of grapes last solar year, Afghan traders in southern Kandahar province say they exported raisins worth $8.5 million.



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    MPs endorse accords with Norway, Finland

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga or the lower house of parliament on Saturday ratified two agreements on strategic cooperation the government has signed with Norway and Finland.



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    Fraud to plunge country into chaos, crisis

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Journalists and civil society activists in southern Helmand province on Saturday said fraud attempts in the April, 5 elections would plunge the country into crisis and chaos.



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    Ballot boxes at 17 Balkh polling sites suspicious

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): So far 123 complaints about fraud and other irregularities in last weekend’s elections had been lodged in northern Balkh province, with ballot boxes of 17 polling centres recommended to be quarantined, officials said on Saturday.



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    7,000 Kuchis fail to vote in Faryab

    MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Around 7,000 Kuchi tribesmen could not exercise their right to enfranchise in April 5 presidential and provincial council elections in northern Faryab province due to insecurity.  



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    Paktia IECC says unable to probe complaints

    GARDEZ (Pajhwok): The election watchdog on Saturday said it would be unable to review complaints about electoral fraud in southeastern Paktia province due to a lack of cooperation from the Independent Election Commission (IEC).



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    Vote was a referendum against Taliban: Zakhilwal

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The successful conduct of last weekend's presidential elections and the massive turnout despite Taliban's threat proved global skeptics as wrong, the finance minister said Friday.



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    Chakhcharan protest enters third day

    CHAKHCHARAN (Pajhwok): Residents of this capital city of western Ghor protest continued their protest for a third consecutive day on Friday against the distribution of a piece of land to powerful individuals.



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    Partial results from April 5 polls likely tomorrow

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Vote count results from last weekend’s presidential and provincial council elections have reached the central capital Kabul from various provinces for a recount and some partial results are likely to be announced on Saturday, an official said on Friday.