Afghanistan’s independent election commission says President Ashraf Ghani has won a second term as president. The commission announced that Ghani garnered 50.64% of votes in the election that took place last year in September. His challenger and chief executive Abdullah Abdullah received 39.52% of votes. Election results were repeatedly delayed amid accusations of misconduct and technical problems with counting ballots. The election commission had earlier said that 1.8 million Afghan citizens voted in the election out of some 9.6 million eligible.