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Ghani and Abdullah’s victory were celebrated in parts of Afghanistan

20 Feb 2020 The Khaama Press News Agency

Residents in the south and eastern Afghanistan celebrated Mohammad Ashraf Ghani’s win as an elected President, however, residents of northern Afghanistan celebrated Abdullah’s victory on Thursday.

Mohammad Ashraf Ghani was announced as the winner of Afghanistan’s 2019 Presidential election by the Independent Election Commission on Tuesday and received a certificate to the incumbent on Wednesday.

According to the IEC, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani secured 50.64% and Abdullah got 39.52% votes.

The final election results remained the same as the preliminary results after the Independent Election Complaints Commission assessed over 16,000 registered complaints.

Considering a large number of registered complaints and the 300,000 controversial votes, many had eyes for a ‘runoff’. The reduction of at least 12,000 votes could drop Ghani’s position under 50%.

Hours after IEC’s official announcement, Abdullah Abdullah and his supporters appeared in a press conference, claimed victory and said he will establish an inclusive government of his own.

According to reports, the residents of southern Zabul, Pakita and eastern Nangarhar provinces celebrated the winning of Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday.

On the other hand, thousands of residents in Panjshir, Faryab, and Takhar provinces celebrated the victory of Abdullah Abdullah, rejecting the results announced by the IEC.

The International Community has been quiet since the announcement of the final presidential election results, and Ghani did not get enough congratulation messages from the international partners as expected.

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