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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...

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...

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...

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...