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Karzai Maintains Sizable Lead In Partial Afghan Tally

A Karzai campaign billboard in Kabul
KABUL (Reuters) -- President Hamid Karzai remains headed for a single-round victory over his main challenger, Abdullah Abdullah, in partial results from last month's disputed presidential election.

With 92.8 percent of polling stations tallied, Karzai had 54.3 percent of the vote to 28.1 percent for Abdullah.

The election commission said it had set aside ballots from another 2.15 percent of polling stations because of suspected irregularities.