Afghans are awaiting the imminent release of a report by a United Nations-backed panel, which could lead to a run-off presidential vote.
A U.N. spokesman, Aleem Siddique told VOA Friday the investigative panel is finalizing its assessment of the disputed August 20th vote. He said the panel is expected to deliver a final report soon.
The spokesman gave a possible release time of late Friday, which has already passed, or Saturday. A U.S. newspaper, The Washington Post is reporting that the Electoral Complaints Commission has reduced President Hamid Karzai's portion of the vote to 47 percent -- less than the 50 percent he needs to win outright.
Preliminary results released last month gave Mr. Karzai 54 percent of the vote. His main challenger, former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah, had 28 percent.