Ashraf Ghani has been declared the winner of the presidential election in Afghanistan amongst threats from his rival. After the Independent Election Commission announced that Ghani had received 50.64% of the votes, Chief Executive Abdullah pledged to form his own government. “Our team, based on clean and biometric votes, is the victor and we declare our victory. The fraudsters are the shame of history and we announce our inclusive government,” commented Abdullah. It took the IEC almost five months to declare the winner following numerous fraud and technical issues that arose.