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    Presidential runners claim headway in talks

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The feuding presidential hopefuls on Monday briefed President Hamid Karzai on progress in negotiations, promising to sign a deal soon.



    Governance

    Hamdard spurns protest threats as bluff

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The governor of southeastern Paktia province on Monday took strong exception to statements from Dr. Abdullah’s supporters that there would be a storm of protests if the candidate was declared a loser.



    Governance

    MPs asked to break silence on political crisis

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Civil society activists on Monday accused the presidential candidates of taking hostage the political fate of Afghans, asking the Parliament to adopt a clear stance on the issue and help resolve differences between the campaigns.



    Governance

    ‘Poll crisis bruising Afghanistan’s image’

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Civil society activists in northern Balkh province lamented the lingering election crisis on Monday, saying the delay was bruising Afghanistan’s image internationally.



    Governance

    Watchdog confirms receiving audit outcome

    KANBUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Monday announced receiving results of the UN-supervised nationwide audit of ballots casts in the runoff polls.



    Governance

    Vote audit process completed: Nuristani

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) announced on Sunday the vote audit process had been completed and its results would be shared soon with the electoral watchdog.



    Governance

    Abdullah camp discounts vote audit process

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Presidential candidates Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and Abdullah Abdullah are likely to meet today (Sunday) in an effort to resolve the electoral impasse.



    Governance

    Kunduz elders urge end to deadlock

    KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Tribal elders in northern Kunduz province on Sunday expressed their deep concerns over the persisting electoral deadlock.



    Governance

    Abdullah backers want poll results postponed

    KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Dr. Abdullah Abdullah’s supporters in southeastern Khost province on Sunday called for formation of a unity government, urging the Independent Election Commission (IEC) not to announce the final results.



    Governance

    Unity govt need of the hour: Ghani team

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Change and Continuity team, led by presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, on Saturday stressed results from the June presidential election should be announced forthwith, vowing to protect the Constitution and national unity.