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    82pc results: Victory doubtful in 1st round

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election commission (IEC) on Thursday announced a third batch of partial results from the April 5 presidential vote, showing Abdullah Abdullah maintains his lead over  closest rival Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, but unable to secure an outright majority.



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    Votes cast at 9 Wardak sites quarantined

    MAIDAN SHAHR (Pajhwok): Ballots cast at nine polling centres have been quarantined in central Maidan Wardak province, where votes of 34 boxes were recounted, an official said on Thursday.



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    Opponents want me assassinated: Mutasim

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Veteran Taliban leader Mullah Agha Jan Mutasim on Thursday denied reports that he had been under house arrest in the UAE, saying he was in protection from possible attacks by his opponents.



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    Delay to allow for vote audit: Noor

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Delaying by two days the release of preliminary results from the April 5 presidential elections, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Wednesday said it would still release a third set of partial results on Thursday.



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    Sayyaf to conditionally back future govt

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Trailing presidential candidate Abul Rab Rassoul Sayyaf on Wednesday said they wanted a future government that was in the interest of Islam and Afghanistan and could bring about peace and stability.



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    MPs want final results in stipulated time

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga on Wednesday asked the Independent Election Commission (IEC) to announce the final results from the April 5 elections in the stipulated time.



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    14 media outlets fined for law violation

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The media commission of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Wednesday fined 13 television channels and a radio network for violation of laws during election campaign, an official said.



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    Balance in poll results from provinces stressed

    KABUL (Pajhwok): As a planned full results from the April elections were delayed until Saturday, civil society activists and members of tribal councils on Wednesday asked the two electoral bodies to maintain a balance among provinces with regard to releasing partial returns.



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    Wolesi Jirga mulls final word on Dilawari’s fate

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga on Wednesday agreed to firm up a new date for summoning again Da Afghanistan Bank governor Noorullah Dilawari and deciding his fate after he failed to appear before the assembly twice.



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    Paktika officials ready for second election round

    SHARAN (Pajhwok): Local officials in southeastern Paktika province said on Wednesday they were fully ready if the election headed for the second round.