The official results of Afghanistan’s presidential election have been announced five months later, in which the current president, Ashraf Ghani, has been declared the winner.
According to a declaration by the Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan (IEC), Ashraf Ghani received 50.64 percent of the vote in the country’s general elections on September 28 last year, while his opponent candidate, Abdullah Abdullah, got 39.3 percent votes.
Abdullah Abdullah, the second-ranked candidate, has announced his own government in parallel to Ashraf Ghani, refusing to accept the results issued by the Election Commission.
“Our team, under a transparent and biometric system, wins and we announce our victory. Abdullah Abdullah also said that the history of fraudsters is shameful. so, we announce our separate government in Kabul.
It should be noted that the results of the September 28 last year’s Afghan presidential election were to be announced on October 19, but due to technical error, fraud allegations and protests by the Independent Election Commission, the results were repeatedly postponed.
The IEC announced the preliminary results in December, in which Ashraf Ghani was declared successful with a slight edge, but Abdullah Abdullah refused to accept the results and demanded detailed results.