KABUL (AFP/Reuters) - Afghanistan on Wednesday released almost all the final results from its controversial parliamentary election after massive fraud saw nearly a quarter of votes cancelled and 24 winners disqualified which also triggered angry protests further clouded the poll. The main opponent of President Hamid Karzai swiftly claimed that his supporters had won more than 90 seats in the 249-member chamber as analysts said the head of states support base in the new parliament would weaken. The Independent Election Commission (IEC) declared the vote a major success, but disqualified another three people who won seats according to preliminary results and delayed certified results from one troubled province. The September 18 parliamentary poll was Afghanistans second since the 2001 US-led invasion brought down the Taliban, but results took far longer than expected to compile because of investigations into widespread corruption. The irregularities dampened Western hopes that the election would be an improvement on the fraud-tarnished 2009 presidential vote which cast a long pall over Karzais return to power and his pledge to wipe out corruption. The IEC named winners of 238 seats, leaving 11 still unconfirmed due to technical problems from the southern province of Ghazni, where Afghanistans largest ethnic group, the Pashtuns, apparently suffered a crushing defeat. Preliminary results gave ethnic Hazaras all 11 seats in the province, a flashpoint in the nine-year Taliban insurgency. IEC chairman Fazil Ahmad Manawi said Ghazni had the largest number of polling stations shut due to insecurity. Even in areas where polling sites were open, people did not turn up to vote, Manawi said. In one district, for instance, only three votes were cast. Disgruntled candidates, lawmakers and supporters have called for the September poll to be scrapped. Dozens took to the streets of Kabul on Wednesday to protest against a polling process they say was corrupt and shameful. About 150 people gathered outside Karzais palace. Some carried banners saying Hijacked parliament - collapse of democracy and IEC is the enemy of democracy. Riot police looked on and roads around the palace were blocked. Blocking the road and launching violence because they have not got a seat is not the right thing to do and is a malicious act against the country, Karzai said. The protesters, mostly disgruntled candidates and their supporters, have warned that failure to address grievances about the poll would push Afghans towards the insurgency. Despite the widespread concerns about fraud, and calls by protesters for the vote to be annulled, Manawi said there would not be another election. We are not planning to hold another election in any place, Manawi told a news conference. Ethnic splits in the vote could spark controversy. A senior election official speaking on condition of anonymity said Pashtuns, the countrys traditional rulers, won about 88 seats compared with 112 last time. Emerging opposition leader Abdullah Abdullah later told reporters that more than 90 of his supporters had won seats. The former eye surgeons father was Pashtun, but his mother is an ethnic Tajik and he is associated with the Tajiks of the late anti-Taliban commander Ahmad Shah Massouds stronghold in the Panjshir Valley, north of Kabul. We will put pressure on the government inside parliament and outside parliament to bring reforms, positive changes, and to implement and strengthen the rule of law, he said. There are no standard Afghan political parties and many of the 2,514 people who stood for the lower house, or Wolesi Jirga, were officially independent candidates, making it difficult to assess political alliances. Analysts said Wednesday there were indications that Karzai had lost support, but warned that it was too early to draw a clear picture. Election authorities previously invalidated about 1.3 million of the 5.6 million votes cast after receiving more than 5,000 complaints of fraud in the wake of the poll. Of those, 2,500 complaints were classed as serious. Manawi said a total of 24 candidates had been stripped of victory accorded to them by preliminary results. The group is understood to include allies of Karzai and even a first cousin of the president. The United Nations mission in Afghanistan has cautiously congratulated Kabul on staging the poll despite widespread violence, but has also noted considerable fraud. It welcomed the declaration of results and backed the Ghazni decision. The formation of a new parliament will be a major step in Afghanistans path to improving its democratic governance and the capacity of Afghan institutions to deliver services to the Afghan people, the United Nations said in a statement.