Ashraf Ghani declared winner of Afghan presidential poll
February 18, 2020 07:45 PM NPT
FILE PHOTO: Afghanistan's president Ashraf Ghani and German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (not pictured) attend a news conference in Kabul, Afghanistan December 3, 2019. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani
KABUL, Feb 18: Afghanistan’s election body declared Ashraf Ghani the winner of the 2019 presidential poll on Tuesday, almost five months after voting took place.
Dr Abdullah Abdullah was the runner up, the Independent Election Commission added.
Ghani’s opponents say the vote on Sept. 28 was marred by massive fraud, technical problems with biometric devices used for voting, attacks and irregularities.