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21 candidates disqualified from Afghan elections

From Matiullah Mati, For CNN
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The disqualifications are because of alleged fraud
  • 19 were either winning or leading their races, according to partial results

Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- Afghanistan's election commission has disqualified 21 candidates from the September 18 parliamentary elections for alleged fraudulent activities, a spokesman told CNN.

Independent Election Commission spokesman Ahmad Zia Rafhat said 19 of the candidates were winning or leading their races, according to partial election results. Two others had failed to win seats.

The disqualified individuals represented 12 provinces from across the country. Final results have been delayed because of alleged fraud.

No further details were immediately available.

 
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