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Hundreds protest alleged Afghan election fraud
Associated Press ^ | Jun 21, 2014 7:59 AM EDT | Rahim Faiez and Amir Shah

Posted on 06/21/2014 6:28:07 AM PDT by Olog-hai

Hundreds of Afghans protested in the capital on Saturday against alleged fraud in last week’s presidential runoff, forcing a closure of the airport road amid escalating tensions over what Western officials had hoped would be a smooth transfer of power.

Former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah, who is running against Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, a former finance minister, has accused electoral officials and others of trying to rig the June 14 vote against him.

Abdullah announced this week that he was severing ties with the Independent Election Commission and would refuse to recognize any results it releases. He also suggested that the U.N. step in, an idea supported by President Hamid Karzai, who is constitutionally barred from seeking a third term. …

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; electionfraud; rop; taliban

1 posted on 06/21/2014 6:28:07 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Election fraud?

Perhaps the Afghans DO learn something from us.

2 posted on 06/21/2014 7:26:28 AM PDT by 353FMG
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