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UN panel certifies Karzai as official winner in Afghan election

[JURIST] A UN panel reviewing election results in Afghanistan has certified Hamid Karzai as the official winner, it was announced Wednesday. Karzai's victory had been previously announced by officials in the country, but the UN panel named to review complaints concluded that, although some irregularities and shortcomings in the election existed, none would change the outcome. Karzai received about 55 percent of the votes in the election, with the next closest candidate, Younis Qanuni, only garnering 16 percent. Results from the election are available here. BBC News has more.

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