Election commission declares incumbent Ashraf Ghani winner of disputed presidential election held almost five months ago, but rivals say commission and outcome "have no legitimacy."
Abdullah Abdullah, chief executive and President Ashraf Ghani's top opponent, claims victory after first round of voting in presidential poll. But, Ghani's running mate Amrullah Saleh says Ghani had won a clear first-ballot victory.
Civilians voted in presidential elections amid tight security even as insurgents attacked polling centres in a series of blasts and clashes across the country that has left at least five people dead.
The Afghan government says a third of its more than seven thousand plus polling stations will remain closed over security concerns.
Almost nine million people have registered to vote in the October 20 parliamentary election, which is more than three years late and only the third since the fall of the Taliban in 2001.
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