Thursday August 6, 2020

Violence overshadows Afghan elections

Allegations of election fraud in the troubled nation are rife, writes Stephen Starr

22nd August, 2009

Amid violence, Afghans went to the polls last Thursday to elect a president and provincial council members, with president Hamid Karzai marginally expected to shade victory.

In Kabul, militants detonated a car bomb, and rockets were fired into the city on the morning voters went to the polls.

In the south, disturbances kept voter turnout down, with the Taliban announcing early last week that it would prevent people from attending the elections, as well as...

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