Five months after Afghanistan’s presidential election, Ashraf Ghani was finally declared the winner.
According to the Afghan Election Commission announcement, Ashraf Ghani has been elected president of Afghanistan for the second consecutive term.
According to the Election Commission, Ashraf Ghani secured 50.64 percent of the vote in the presidential election in September last year, while his main rival, Afghan chief executive Abdullah Abdullah, could get 39.72 percent of the vote.
Ashraf Ghani was elected President of Afghanistan for the first time in 2014, before he was also the finance minister in Hamid Karzai’s government.
It should be noted that the results of the elections held on September 28 last year were announced on December 22, 2019, in which Ashraf Ghani was declared the winner.
Abdullah Abdullah also accused the Election Commission of impartiality, demanding re-counting of votes.
In the September 2019 elections, only 22 million of Afghanistan’s 90 million registered voters, with a population of 30 million, used their right to vote, the lowest since the Taliban regime was ousted in 2001.