Afghan election scores 58 pct turnout: commission chief

KABUL Sat Apr 5, 2014 10:55am EDT

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KABUL (Reuters) - Turnout from Afghanistan's presidential election was seven million out of 12 million eligible voters, or about 58 percent, election commission chief Ahmad Yousuf Nuristani said on Saturday.

Nuristani told reporters the figure of seven million was based on preliminary estimates.

(Reporting by Hamid Shalizi Writing by Maria Golovnina; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore)