Karzai’s favorite candidate, Zalmay Rassoul, is in distant third at 10.4 percent.
The second round of election would be held by 28 May between the two front-runners if no candidate receives more than 50 percent of the votes in the first round, which is exceedingly likely given the unexpectedly strong showing by Ashraf Ghani.
Photo: Afghan presidential election front-runners: Abdullah Abdullah (left) and Ashraf Ghani. (Reuters)
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