Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai wins Afghan ElectionDr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai has secured lead in preliminary vote results for runoff presidential election by securing 4,485,888 votes equivalent to 56.44 percent of total votes.

While Dr. Abdullah has secured 3,461,639 votes which is equivalent to 43.56 percent of the total votes.

The Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan (IEC) on Monday released the preliminary vote results for the runoff election which was conducted on 14th June.

IEC chief, Ahmad Yousuf Nuristani released the preliminary vote results after almost four hours of delay.

Nuristani said around 8,109,403 people participated in runoff presidential election which consist of 62.37% male voters and 37.63% female voters.

He admitted technical problems and fraud in the second round of election and said a number of high level and low government officials including governors and government employees had interference in elections process.

Nuristani also insisted that the preliminary vote results may alter once all electoral complaints have been reviewed.

He said the final vote results for the runoff election is expected to be released on 22 July.