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Victory claim inflames Afghan election dispute

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Presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah claimed victory on Tuesday in Afghanistan's disputed election, blaming fraud for putting him behind in preliminary results as fears rise of instability and ethnic unrest. 

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah speaks at a rally in Kabul, on July 8, 2014

Abdullah told a rally of thousands of rowdy supporters in Kabul he would fight on to win the presidency, but he called for patience from loyalists who demanded he declare a "parallel government" to rule the country.

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