Candidate from opposition taking lead at presidential election in Afghanistan

Date: 03:45, 14-04-2014.

Almaty. April 14. KazTAG - Abdulla Abdulla, candidate from opposition, has become a leader at the elections in Afghanistan, reports the Afghanistan Telegraph Agency (AfTAG).

"According to the first preliminary results Abdulla Abdulla is taking lead getting 41.9% votes, Gani Akhmadzay goes second - 37.5%, Zalmay Rasul - 9.8%," said the news agency.

The independent electoral commission of Afghanistan announced the first preliminary results of the presidential election which took place on April 5.

According to Yusef Nurastani, head of the commission, the authorities have processed about 10% of votes from 26 provinces (totally 34).

"These data are preliminary. In the perspective the correlation of forces may change as tough violations of electoral law have been fixed in many provinces," he said.

The commission has received more than 3000 complaints which will be investigated.

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