Ashraf Ghani elected as President of Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD, Afghan Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Tuesday announced Ashraf Ghani as the winner of Afghanistan’s presidential election with 50.6 percent secured of total casted votes.

During a press conference in Afghan capital city Kabul, IEC announced Ashraf Ghani as the new President of Afghanistan as the results show that Ghani secured maximum 923,592 votes.

The final results show that Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah has secured 39.52 percent of the total, with 720,841 votes.

IEC chairperson, Hawa Alam Nuristani announced that the total turnout was 1,823,948 votes from 24,258 polling stations, 98 percent of all the polling stations that were opened on the September 28 polling day.

She called the day historic and said that 31.5 percent of the participants were women.

Earlier, IEC announced preliminary results of presidential elections last December but several complaints were registered with IECC.

Based on the IECC’s decision, a partial audit and partial recount were conducted of the 300,000 disputed votes, and 262 votes were added to Ghani’s total, 742 votes were added to Abdullah’s, and 453 votes were invalidated, said IEC.

Source: Kuwait News Agency