Kabul, Afghanistan -- With half the votes counted in the Afghan presidential race, Abdullah Abdullah widened his lead against his opponent Hashish Hashish. Abdul Abdul was now running a distant third.
But the head of the election commission said it's yet too early to decide who would be in a run off election.
From the U.S.' perspective it is of no importance who the new President is because all candidates have pledge to sign an agreement keeping U.S. troops there forever.
The U.S. has now been in that country for 12 years, the longest war in U.S. history.