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Afghanistan Presidential Election

Afghanistan's Worst Fear Is Being Realized

Mahbouba Seraj | Posted 09.08.2014 | World
Mahbouba Seraj

When Afghanistan's Independent Election Committee announced on Monday the preliminary results of the presidential election runoff, we Afghan people saw our worst fear materialize before our eyes.

Preliminary Results: Ashraf Ghani Wins Afghanistan's Presidential Election

Reuters | Posted 09.06.2014 | World

By Mirwais Harooni and Maria Golovnina KABUL, July 7 (Reuters) - Afghanistan declared former World Bank official Ashraf Ghani the winn...

Protesters Blame Karzai For Creating Afghanistan Election Crisis

Reuters | Posted 08.27.2014 | World

By Hamid Shalizi and Jessica Donati KABUL, June 27 (Reuters) - As thousands of Afghans poured into the streets of Kabul on Friday to p...

Candidate: Mass Fraud During Afghan Vote

Reuters | Posted 08.18.2014 | World

KABUL, June 18 (Reuters) - Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah said on Wednesday that he had suspended work with the country's electoral...

Afghanistan Election Run-Off Underway

AP | AMIR SHAH and RAHIM FAIEZ | Posted 08.13.2014 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghans braved threats of violence and searing heat Saturday to vote in a presidential runoff that likely will mark the co...

Afghans Prepare To Head To The Polls Again

Reuters | Posted 08.13.2014 | World

KABUL, June 13 (Reuters) - Afghans head to the polls on Saturday for the second time in 10 weeks to elect a president who will take office as most f...

Afghan Presidential Candidate Escapes Assassination Attempt

AP | AMIR SHAH | Posted 08.06.2014 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The front-runner for the Afghan presidency narrowly escaped assassination Friday when two bombs struck his convoy as it tr...

The Biggest Threat to the Afghan Election

Camelia Entekhabi-Fard | Posted 07.21.2014 | World
Camelia Entekhabi-Fard

The Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan announced the results of the 2014 presidential election on Thursday, saying there will be a runoff ...

Afghan Election To See Runoff

AP | KAY JOHNSON | Posted 06.26.2014 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's presidential elections are headed for a runoff after full preliminary results released Saturday showed the f...

'Election Fraud Did Take Place'

Reuters | Posted 06.09.2014 | World

KABUL, April 9 (Reuters) - Afghainistan's presidential election last Saturday may have suffered a significant degree of fraud, the country's electio...

High Turnout For Afghanistan Election Amid Threats Of Violence

AP | AMIR SHAH and MIRWAIS KHAN | Posted 06.05.2014 | World

(Updates throughout after voting ends) By Mirwais Harooni and Jessica Donati KABUL/KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, April 5 (Reute...

Landmark Afghan Election Held Under Shadow Of Violence

Reuters | Posted 06.04.2014 | World

(Adds U.S. reaction paragraphs 11-13, 17-19) By Mirwais Harooni and Jessica Donati KABUL/KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, April 5 ...

Afghans See Hope In Chance To Choose New Leader

AP | Posted 06.04.2014 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan election chief has cast his ballot, launching nationwide elections for a new president and provincial councils ...

LOOK: Afghanistan Gets Ready To Vote For A New President

Posted 04.02.2014 | World

With days to go before Afghans choose a successor for President Karzai, preparations are in full swing in many parts of the violence-ridden country. ...

From the Trenches of Jihad to the Halls of the White House

Nushin Arbabzadah | Posted 05.31.2014 | World
Nushin Arbabzadah

The combination of jihad with international backing as twin sources of political legitimacy have become so familiar that Afghans automatically associate their leaders with one of the various regional and international backers.

First Day Of Afghan Presidential Race Registration Draws.. No One

AP | NAHAL TOOSI | Posted 09.16.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Afghanistan's presidential race kicked off Monday as election authorities began accepting the nominations of would-be candidates...

Bumping Up Presidential Elections?

AP | HEIDI VOGT | Posted 06.12.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan's president raised the prospect Thursday of holding presidential elections a year early to avoid a potentially ...

Karzai Increases Lead In Afghan Election, Fraud Accusations Pour In To Electoral Complaint Commision

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO and ROBERT H. REID | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

KABUL — President Hamid Karzai widened his lead over his main challenger in election returns released Saturday, creeping toward the 50 percent m...

Abdul Rashid Doostam: Afghanistan's Damoclean Sword

Camelia Entekhabi-Fard | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Camelia Entekhabi-Fard

For Karzai, General Doostam is the only person who can break the unity of the north. And so against the wishes of the U.S. and Turkey, General Doostam came back to Afghanistan.

Afghanistan's Hamid Karzai, top rival run nearly even in Afghan vote

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO and ROBERT H. REID | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — President Hamid Karzai and his main rival, former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah, were running virtually even Tuesday in the first f...

Karzai And Afghan Warlords Mount Massive Vote Fraud Scheme

Inter Press Service | Analysis by Gareth Porter | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Gareth Porter WASHINGTON, Aug 19 (IPS) - Afghanistan's presidential election has long been viewed by U.S. officials as a key to conferring legit...

Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai Leads Heading Into Election

AP | FISNIK ABRASHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — A new poll released Friday shows President Hamid Karzai has a commanding lead over other candidates contesting next week's Afghan presid...

Ali Ahmad Jalali: The Candidate Of Afghanistan's Educated Young

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Virginia M. Moncrieff

President Karzai is stuck between a rock and a hard place. He is constitutionally obligated to leave his post by May 21, but the Afghan elections had ...

Hamid Karzai Considers Snap Afghan Election

Telegraph | Ben Farmer in Kabul and Dean Nelson in Delhi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Afghan president is understood to be considering throwing his political enemies into turmoil by springing a poll as early as April 21, despite fea...

Ashraf Ghani Is Poised To Be A Leading Contender For Afghanistan's Presidency

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Virginia M. Moncrieff

With incumbent President Karzai looking as if he has involuntarily gone into "do not resuscitate" mode, it begs the question: who in their right mind would want to run Afghanistan?