Karzai with 62.6%
Hamid Karzai leads the Afghanistan election:
Afghanistan's presidential vote count has passed one million ballots with incumbent Hamid Karzai firmly in the lead, according to the country's electoral commission web site.
As of 9:30am (local time), the commission had received preliminary results from 30 of 34 provinces for the landmark October 9 vote, about 13 per cent of ballots cast, said the website run by the joint UN-Afghan election body.
Mr Karzai was the pre-election favourite and has scored 62.6 per cent of the vote, followed by his chief rival and former education minister Yunus Qanooni on 17.7 per cent.