Afghan Prime Minister Abdullah Abdullah said he had won the presidential election until the official vote count was completed. This is reported by Al Jazeera.
“The votes will be made public later, but we have won a majority, there will be no second round,” he told reporters. This statement was refuted by the elected bodies of the republic: the official results are not expected to be published until October 19.
It was also informed that this election will have to show the cleanest result in the history of the country, thanks to the use of new technologies and expanded surveillance. However, on the day of the vote, there was a low turnout – due to poor coverage of the campaign, rumors about the interference of the authorities in the elections, as well as because of terrorist attacks of the Taliban (prohibited in Russia).
Abdullah is reportedly trying to become president of Afghanistan for the third time, in 2009 and 2014 he lost the elections.