Afghanistan's Abdullah Abdullah Rejects Election Results as a 'Coup'

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Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah speaks during an interview in Kabul April 24, 2014. Mohammad Ismail/Reuters

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan presidential contender Abdullah Abdullah has rejected preliminary results of last month's run-off election which put his rival Ashraf Ghani in the lead, his spokesman said on Monday.

"We don't accept the results which were announced today and we consider this as a coup against people's votes," said Mujib Rahman Rahimi, a spokesman for Abdullah's campaign.