Afghan election officer quits, opens way for Abdullah to return to race

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The head of Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission (IEC) secretariat, Zia-ul-Haq Amarkhil (C) leaves after a news conference in Kabul June 23, 2014. Amarkhil, a senior official of Afghanistan's IEC, stepped down on Monday amid allegations that he organised a fraudulent run-off vote, charges he denied. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail