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Delays raise fears on Kenya vote

NAIROBI — Confusion and anxiety rose Tuesday as results from Kenya’s presidential election were delayed by electronic breakdowns and officials ­announced a late-night change in tabulating votes, leading several observers to predict that a runoff might ensue.

Millions of Kenyans flooded the polls on Monday and the voting went reasonably well, most observers said. But serious questions have begun to crop up in the tallying process, with unexplained delays in electronically transmitting the results from the polling places and public wrangling over which votes should be counted.

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