It was reported that according to the Electoral Complaints Commission, the current President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai did not gain enough votes for an outright win in the August 20 presidential election. He needed at least 50 percent votes to avoid a runoff with his closest rival former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah. If a runoff is necessary, the Afghan election officials have tentatively set November 1 as the date for a runoff. [cnn.com and bbc.co.uk]
Read the full story, Karzai ‘facing runoff for Afghan presidency,’ NGO says, at the CNN site.
Read the full story with video, Karzai ‘stripped of outright win’, at the BBC site.