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A panel probing fraud claims in the Afghan election has found Hamid Karzai did not gain enough valid votes for an outright win, the BBC understands.
Preliminary results from August's first round had placed Mr Karzai comfortably over the 50% plus one vote threshold needed to avoid a run-off.
But officials have told the BBC the Electoral Complaints Commission (EEC) says Mr Karzai did not win above 50%.
Mr Karzai could now face a second round against main rival Abdullah Abdullah.
Originally posted by Jenna
Well this certainly doesn't bode well. The citizens of Afghanistan were attacked going to the polls for this election and I'd be willing to wager good money that they'll be attacked again if there is a run-off.