John Kerry meets in Kabul to mediate during elections

John Kerry meets in Kabul to mediate during elections

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John Kerry visits Kabul to mediate Afghanistan's presidential elections. (Source:CNN) John Kerry visits Kabul to mediate Afghanistan's presidential elections. (Source:CNN)

(CNN) - Secretary of State John Kerry is in Kabul trying to mediate something of a standoff, over Afghanistan's presidential election.

John Kerry has been meeting with the country's outgoing president, Hamid Karzai.

He has held closed-door talks with the two candidates vying to succeed him.

Early results put Ashraf Ghani, former finance minister, ahead in the vote-count, by several points.

But Abdullah Abdullah, former foreign minister, says there's been massive fraud.

U.S. officials say they have no favorite in the race, however it is pressing for a thorough review of the vote, for legitimacy's sake.

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