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John Kerry opened a second day of talks in Afghanistan aimed at preventing the political chaos after disputed elections.
Both Ahmadzai and Abdullah have vowed to seal a bilateral security pact with the U.S. that Karzai has refused to sign.
Kerry flew in on a hastily arranged mission, landing in the Afghan capital in the dead of night.
Faisal said Abdullah’s campaign team did not support violence, but added “we will defend our votes, we will demand justice”.
Abdullah and Karzai have proposed that the U.N. step in to mediate between the parties, and the U.N. mission in Afghanistan has said it stands ready to assist.
The fraud allegations have marred what Western officials had hoped would be an important step toward democracy for the troubled country.
No one from Abdullah’s entourage was killed.
As no candidate gained more than 50 per cent, a run-off between the two leading names is required under the Afghan constitution.
The final official result is set to be announced on May 14 after a period for adjudication of hundreds of complaints over alleged fraud.
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