Friday August 14, 2020

Corruption is the cost of doing business in Afghanistan

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has secured a second five-year term after a controversial run-off election scheduled for yesterday was cancelled by the country’s independent electoral commission.

7th November, 2009

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has secured a second five-year term after a controversial run-off election scheduled for yesterday was cancelled by the country’s independent electoral commission.

Former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah withdrew from the contest a week before the second round of voting, questioning the impartiality of the electoral process and alleging widespread corruption within the Afghan government. An outright victory for Karzai in an election last August was overturned after allegations of...

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