Kerry warns Afghans on power grabs as Abdullah cries foul on presidential runoff

July 8, 2014 12:40 PM

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Abdullah Abdullah rejected as fraudulent preliminary results released Monday that showed him trailing behind his rival in last month's election. The US is the biggest aid provider to Afghanistan.

US hopes for a smooth transition of power in Afghanistan are evaporating after the trailing presidential candidate labeled preliminary results a "coup against the people"and some supporters called for the formation of a "parallel government."

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