WORLD Afghan president welcomes initial election results, Abdullah challenges

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Afghan president welcomes initial election results, Abdullah challenges

Xinhua

11:05, December 23, 2019

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah (C) speaks during a press conference in Kabul, capital of Afghanistan, on Dec. 22, 2019. Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has welcomed the preliminary results of the presidential election announced on Sunday as "fair" and expressed his congratulations to the nation and gratitude to the election commission. However, his rival in the presidential race Abdullah Abdullah described it as a "fraudulent" practice and vowed to fight through legal means until the fake votes were separated from the legitimate ones. (Photos: Xinhua)

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah (3rd L, Front) arrives for a press conference in Kabul, capital of Afghanistan, on Dec. 22, 2019. Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has welcomed the preliminary results of the presidential election announced on Sunday as "fair" and expressed his congratulations to the nation and gratitude to the election commission. However, his rival in the presidential race Abdullah Abdullah described it as a "fraudulent" practice and vowed to fight through legal means until the fake votes were separated from the legitimate ones.

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah speaks during a press conference in Kabul, capital of Afghanistan, on Dec. 22, 2019. Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has welcomed the preliminary results of the presidential election announced on Sunday as "fair" and expressed his congratulations to the nation and gratitude to the election commission. However, his rival in the presidential race Abdullah Abdullah described it as a "fraudulent" practice and vowed to fight through legal means until the fake votes were separated from the legitimate ones.

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah (C) speaks during a press conference in Kabul, capital of Afghanistan, on Dec. 22, 2019. Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has welcomed the preliminary results of the presidential election announced on Sunday as "fair" and expressed his congratulations to the nation and gratitude to the election commission. However, his rival in the presidential race Abdullah Abdullah described it as a "fraudulent" practice and vowed to fight through legal means until the fake votes were separated from the legitimate ones.

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