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Afghan President Hamid Karzai's campaign team claimed Friday he was on track for victory in the country's presidential election, while his close rival Abdullah Abdullah also said he was leading the vote.

Their claims came as election officials said the results of the vote, seen as a judgment on the Karzai government's efforts in tackling Taliban insurgents, poverty and corruption, would be rolled out starting August 25.

Wahid Omar, campaign manager for Karzai, told CNN that based on information gathered from supporters in the field, his team believed they were on track to win the election first round and prevent an October run-off. Read full article »

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