Ghani leads Abdullah in Afghan election, officials say

July 7, 2014 3:53 PM

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Ghani leads Abdullah in Afghan election, officials say

Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- Ashraf Ghani might be on the verge of a comeback in his bid for the Afghan presidency, a preliminary count of last month's runoff election shows.

The former Afghan finance minister leads former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah in the June runoff -- a reversal of where the two stood in the April general election -- according to preliminary results released Monday by election officials.

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