Afghanistan election in crisis as Abdullah Abdullah pulls out of audit

August 27, 2014 11:47 AM

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KABUL: Afghanistan's fraud-hit election teetered on the brink of collapse today as one of the two candidates boycotted the UN-supervised vote audit set up to end a prolonged dispute over the rightful winner.

Abdullah Abdullah, who claims that massive fraud was committed against him in the June 14 vote, pulled out of the audit after his senior campaign officials dismissed the process for invalidating fake votes as "a joke".

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