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Afghan Election Fraud

E.U. Confirms Wide Fraud in Afghan Presidential Runoff Election

New York Times | Posted 12.16.2014 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — A new report by European Union election observers on Tuesday supports some of the most stark estimates of systematic electoral ...

Electing Afghanistan's New President

S. Azmat Hassan | Posted 08.24.2014 | Politics
S. Azmat Hassan

It is 2014 and it is election time in Afghanistan once again. Karzai cannot be a candidate again under the constitutional provisions. The contest now largely hinges between Abdullah Abdullah and Abdul Ghani, both of whom are well-known in Afghanistan.

Afghan Presidential Election Takes Dangerous Turn

Sam Schneider | Posted 08.20.2014 | World
Sam Schneider

Afghanistan's presidential election has taken a turn for the worst. Presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah announced his decision to boycott the national election commission and demand the vote-counting process be brought to a grinding halt.

Success of Afghan Election Hinges on Credibility Among Afghans

Sam Schneider | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics
Sam Schneider

The candidates must accept the final results of the runoff, and remain open to working together in the next government. If the loser feeds a frenzy of public opposition, it could lay the groundwork for something like the civil war that tore the country apart and opened the door to Taliban rule in the 1990s.

Afghan Election Fraud REVEALED In Audio Recording

AP | RAHIM FAIEZ and DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Afghan election commission said Thursday that it had opened an investigation into allegations that a top government off...

Afghan Govt Throws Out Nearly A Quarter Of Ballots Due To Fraud

AP | HEIDI VOGT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan has thrown out nearly a quarter of ballots cast in last month's parliamentary elections because of fraud, but i...

Citing Fraud, Officials May Throw Out 1 In 4 Afghan Election Votes

New York Times | ALISSA J. RUBIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Although the announcement of the preliminary results of the parliamentary elections planned for Sunday were postponed, interview...

Call a Jirga Not a Runoff in Afghanistan

Patricia DeGennaro | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Patricia DeGennaro

If the U.S. and international community are serious about this intervention and having any kind of political success (and less war) in Afghanistan, it should call a Loya Jirga, or a "grand assembly".

Hamid Karzai Responds To Corruption Allegations

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In an interview due to be broadcast tonight on The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, Margaret Warner talks exclusively to Afghan President Hamid Karzai about ...

Afghan Recount: Karzai Expected To Win

wsj.com | ANAND GOPAL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Afghan election officials began recounting votes from the country's disputed presidential elections Monday and expect to announce the final results in...

Maulavi Mustafa Barakzai, Afghan Member Of Panel Investigating Election Fraud, Resigns

AP | ROBERT H. REID and HEIDI VOGT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — Efforts to resolve Afghanistan's fraud-marred presidential election suffered new setbacks Monday when one of two Afghans on the commissi...

It's a Runoff, Now What? Parsing the Impacts of the Presidential Rematch in Afghanistan

Vikrum Aiyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Vikrum Aiyer

A coalition government in Afghanstan, while supposedly offering the best of both worlds, tacitly condones an illegitimate election and would require America to broker power among competing personalities.

Kai Eide, UN Envoy In Afghanistan, Denies Claims Over Election Fraud

AP | HEIDI VOGT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — The U.N.'s top envoy in Afghanistan denied allegations he did not do enough to prevent or investigate fraud in the country's presidentia...

Karzai Condemns EU's Fraud Claims On Afghan Election

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Afghan President Hamid Karzai's campaign team has condemned as "irresponsible" claims by EU monitors about the extent of election fraud. EU election ...

UN Official Temporarily Leaves Afghanistan Over Dispute Over Election

CP | Jason Straziuso (CP) | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- A top American official at the United Nations mission in Afghanistan has temporarily left the country following a disagreement w...

Afghanistan: Recount Ordered At 10 Percent Of Polling Stations

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — Ballots from about 10 percent of Afghanistan's polling stations need recounting because of suspicions of fraud, the chief election watch...

Claims Of Afghan Election Fraud Puts U.S. In Delicate Spot

nytimes.com | MARK LANDLER and HELENE COOPER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON On Monday, as the vote-counting in Afghanistan was nearing an end, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was briefed by the American am...

Sept. 7, 2009, News Update

Richard Valeriani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Valeriani

Israeli government approves construction of hundreds of new homes in occupied West Bank. How do you say, "Up yours, Obama " in Hebrew?

Votes Thrown Out At 447 Afghan Polling Sites

AP | HEIDI VOGT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — President Hamid Karzai nudged closer to the 50 percent threshold needed to avoid a runoff in Afghanistan's election, according to the la...

Afghanistan's Fraud-Ridden Elections To Take Weeks To Resolve

Yahoo! News | Hal Bernton and Hashim Shukoor, McClatchy Newspapers | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan �" Afghanistan's election results are headed into weeks of limbo as a government commission investigates more than 600 complaints...

Complaints Of Afghan Election Fraud Serious Enough To Affect Results

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan's Electoral Complaints Commission has received more than 2,000 complaints of fraud or abuse in last week's disputed pres...