|In Afghanistan, Abdullah extends lead over rival for presidency as ballot count continues|
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KABUL, Afghanistan — More than a week after ballots were cast in Afghanistan’s presidential election, officials are still tabulating the results, but former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah has extended his lead to 11 percentage points over his closest challenger.
On Sunday, the Afghan Independent Election Commission (IEC) announced the results from 40 percent of the ballots. The updated figures show Abdullah leading with 44.4 percent of the vote compared to 33 percent for Ashraf Ghani, a former finance minister.
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