Abdullah claims victory in Af election

Kabul : Presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah claimed victory on Tuesday in Afghanistan’s disputed election, blaming fraud for putting him behind in preliminary results as fears rise of instability and ethnic unrest, reports AFP.

Abdullah told a rally of thousands of supporters that he would fight on to win the presidency, but he called for patience from loyalists who demanded he declare a “parallel government” to rule the country. “We are proud, we respect the votes of the people, we were the winner,” Abdullah said. “Without any doubt or hesitation, we will not accept a fraudulent result, not today, not tomorrow, never.” Earlier, the United States issued a strong warning to Abdullah over reports that he would form a “parallel government” in defiance of the results from the run-off election.

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