Election Commission: Afghan President Ghani Wins 2nd Term

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18 February 2020, 18:11

Afghanistan Elections

Afghanistan’s independent election commission says President Ashraf Ghani has won a second term as president, VOA news reports.

The commission announced Tuesday that Ghani garnered 50.64% of the vote that took place on Sept. 28 last year to challenger and chief executive Abdullah Abdullah’s 39.52%.

Election results were repeatedly delayed amid accusations of misconduct and technical problems with counting ballots.

The results come days after U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper announced a truce agreement between the United States and the Taliban that could lead to the withdrawal of American troops from the country.

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