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Kerry Faces Uphill Battle to Defuse Afghan Election Standoff After Abdullah Threatens Parallel Government
Afghanistan faces a deepening crisis over a disputed election which has stirred ethnic tensions
Ashraf Ghani's rival Abdullah Abdullah came second with 43.56 percent of the vote, the Independent Election Commission said.
The vote has been plagued by accusations of mass fraud, and refusal by either candidate to accept the outcome could plunge the country into a dangerous crisis.
Abdullah's party aired what it said were intercepted phone conversations in which he ordered officials to stuff ballot boxes
"I have always maintained that the main rival is fraud," Abdullah, a former anti-Taliban resistance fighter, told reporters
The vote pits former anti-Taliban fighter Abdullah Abdullah against ex-World Bank economist Ashraf Ghani
If none of the candidates gets more than 50 percent, a runoff will have to be held, at the earliest in late May