Polls close in Afghanistan presidential election: Official

Polling centers in a presidential election closed in Afghanistan on Saturday amid accusations that voting was flawed and the voter turnout was very thin. (AFP)

Polling centers in a presidential election closed in Afghanistan on Saturday amid accusations that voting was flawed and the voter turnout was very thin, heightening fears that an unclear result could drive country into further chaos.

Preliminary results are not expected before Oct. 17 and final results not until Nov. 7. If no candidate gets 51 percent of the vote, a second round will be held between the two leading candidates.

Taliban fighters attacked several polling stations across the country to derail the process but intense security measures prevented large-scale violence.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:54 - GMT 06:54
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