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Exit poll projects Karzai as Afghan election winner

[JURIST] An exit poll conducted by Afghanistan's International Republican Institute [IRI report] has projected that interim president Hamid Karzai will win the country's first presidential election.

Preliminary results show US-backed Karzai ahead of main rival Yunus Qanooni by an overwhelming 43 percentage points. AP has more. JURIST's Paper Chase has more on the Afghanistan elections.

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