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Afghan election heads for run-off

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Afghanistan's presidential election is set for a second-round vote, preliminary results showed Saturday, as former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah and ex-World Bank economist Ashraf Ghani both failed to secure a decisive victory. 

Afghan presidential candidates Ashraf Ghani, (L), Abdullah Abdullah (C) and Qayum Karzai arrive for a debate at 1 TV station in Kabul on February 8, 2014

The head-to-head election will choose a successor to outgoing President Hamid Karzai in Afghanistan's first democratic transfer of power.

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