At a press conference on Sunday evening, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) announced the election "outcomes," declaring Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai as the new president of the country.
"We congratulate Ahsraf Ghani Ahmadzai as the new president and Abdullah Abdullah as the chief executive. We wish them both success," IEC Chairman Ahmad Yusuf Nooristani said.
Nooristani added that the election results--figures and data-- have been revealed to the two electoral camps only.
Reports indicate that the decision to announce the election "outcomes" without declaring "any winners or losers" was a major part of Abdullah and Ghani's agreement on the National Unity Government.