Afghan election scores 58 pct turnout - commission chief

by Reuters
Saturday, 5 April 2014 14:54 GMT

Afghan man casts his vote at a polling station in Kabul April 5, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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KABUL, April 5 (Reuters) - Turnout from Afghanistan's presidential election was seven million out of 12 million eligible voters, or about 58 percent, election commission chief Ahmad Yousuf Nuristani said on Saturday.

Nuristani told reporters the figure of seven million was based on preliminary estimates.

(Reporting by Hamid Shalizi Writing by Maria Golovnina; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore)

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