KABUL, Afghanistan

Much to the praise of Afghanistan’s nascent security forces, the successful execution of presidential polls in October is now at a knife-edge situation amid political bickering combined with technical glitches.

On Nov. 7, Independent Election Commission (IEC), the top election body, was supposed to announce the final poll results — for a total of 13 candidates who vied for the top seat — but it is yet to produce even the preliminary poll results.

Over a month since the landmark polls of Sept. 28, the frontrunners — State Builder camp by the incumbent President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and

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