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Afghanistan Vote

Kerry: Afghan Candidates Agree To Audit Results

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 09.11.2014 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's two rival candidates reached a breakthrough agreement Saturday to a complete audit of their contested presid...

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...

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...

Afghans Want Peace, And Hope Their Next President Is Listening

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 06.14.2014 | World

Afghan citizens headed to the polls on Saturday, many of them hoping to elect a new president who will bring peace. The winner of Saturday's presid...

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...

'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...

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 ...

6 Things We'll Be Watching In Afghanistan's Election

Eline Gordts | Posted 04.07.2014 | World

Millions of Afghans have braved hours-long lines and militant threats to sign up to vote in the April 5 election. Since current President Hamid Karzai...

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. ...

Afghan Taliban Order Fighters To Disrupt Vote

AP | AMIR SHAH | Posted 05.10.2014 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban spokesman says the group has warned Afghans not to take part in the April presidential election and that it has ...

Big Men, Big Money, Big Voting Scam: The American Midterm Election -- in Afghanistan

Ann Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ann Jones

Put yourself in the place of an Afghan. When you see photographs of Karzai's men stuffing ballot boxes, and a U.S. president telephones to congratulate him on his victory, while admitting the election was "messy," what are you to make of it?

Afghanistan Vote Masks Obama's Predicament, Again

AP | ANNE GEARAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's relief at the agreement that could quiet the political crisis over Afghanistan's spoiled election masks hi...

Afghan Official Gives 2-Week Window For New Vote

AP | HEIDI VOGT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — Afghanistan has a two-week window to realistically hold any presidential runoff vote before winter sets in, an election official said Th...

Dubious Afghan Vote Drove Obama To Revisit Strategy

Wall Street Journal | PETER SPIEGEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The public debate in Washington over the White House's unexpected reappraisal of its Afghan strategy has focused on troop numbers and military tactics...

Karzai Accepts Aug. 20 Presidential Vote

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — President Hamid Karzai said Saturday that he accepts the recent decision by the country's election commission to hold the presidential v...