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Karzai, Abdullah at 40 percent in partial returns

 Election workers tally the results of the presidential election at the Independent Election Commission in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009....
 An election worker unloads ballot boxes after votes were counted in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009. Accusations of ballot box stuffing an...
 An election worker carries a ballot box after votes were counted in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009. Accusations of ballot box stuffing an...

Afghanistan Election

Election workers tally the results of the presidential election at the Independent Election Commission in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009....

Afghanistan Election

An election worker unloads ballot boxes after votes were counted in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009. Accusations of ballot box stuffing an...

Afghanistan Election

An election worker carries a ballot box after votes were counted in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009. Accusations of ballot box stuffing an...

Afghanistan's election commission says President Hamid Karzai and top challenger Abdullah Abdullah both have roughly 40 percent of the nationwide vote for president with 10 percent of ballots in.
The commission says that Karzai has 40.6 percent, and Abdullah has 38.7 percent, but the vote totals are based on only 10 percent of the country's returns.
The commission plans to release partial results each day the next several days. Final, certified results won't be made public until mid or late September.