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Afghan election results delayed amid fraud accusations
Reuters ^ | 7-2-2014 | Harooni

Posted on 07/02/2014 4:33:30 AM PDT by mgist

Preliminary results from Afghanistan's presidential election, have been delayed, an election official said, amid accusations of fraud.

The contest pitted former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah against former World Bank economist Ashraf Ghani. A senior U.N. official said the delay was intended to take account of allegations by Abdullah that his rival engaged in mass vote rigging.

The election was intended to mark the first democratic transfer of power in Afghan history, a crucial step towards stability as NATO prepares to withdraw the bulk of its troops by the end of the year.

ETHNIC TENSIONS Now the U.N. fears the standoff between Abdullah, who draws his support from the minority Tajik community, and Ghani, a member of the Pashtun majority, could inflame long simmering ethnic tensions. The Pashtun are Afghanistan's largest ethnic group and the Tajiks the second largest. Abdullah has accused President Hamid Karazai, an ethnic Pashtun, of collusion in the alleged rigging. Last week, thousands of Abdullah supporters marched on the presidential palace. Abdullah's campaign has also released audio recordings purporting to show senior officials discussing stuffing ballot boxes. His aides say that turnout for the run-off in some Pashtun areas was three times higher than in the first round. Karzai's successor faces a spike in violence as foreign troops draw down, a brewing financial crisis and donors tired of rampant corruption. The most pressing issue for the new president may be signing a bilateral deal with Washington to allow a small contingent of U.S. troops to stay beyond 2014 for training and counter-terrorism operations. Karzai has refused to sign, but both Abdullah and Ghani have promised to sign promptly if elected.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; elections; fraud; pashtun
There is very little coverage of the first "democratic" elections in Afghanistan. I wonder what they are hiding?

First, the agreement to keep 10,000 troops, meaning boots on the ground (the rest are never counted), means we aren't leaving as Obama claimed right before he tripled the number of troops in 2009, and as recently as last month.

Of course the record producing cash crop needs to be protected, as pure heroin floods world markets.

Second, World Bank economist Ashraf Ghani? World Bank=Rothschild. I'll look it up.

Third, Ghani is another is from the Pashtun tribe member. Those are the pedophile freaks, who's culture is notoriously involved in boy rape. Karzai is a Pashtun as well.

1 posted on 07/02/2014 4:33:31 AM PDT by mgist
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They must have their own version of the GOPe

2 posted on 07/02/2014 4:44:24 AM PDT by McGavin999
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To: mgist

A shit hole, is a shit hole, is a shit hole........ You either fill it in and pave it over or you put up with it...........

3 posted on 07/02/2014 4:46:25 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (I am an American Not a Republican or a Democrat.)
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4 posted on 07/02/2014 4:54:15 AM PDT by BCW (Amazon Books: "Babylon's Covert War" - the Iraq conflict explained in detail - by JH White)
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Afghan Mississippi election results delayed amid fraud accusations

Fixed headline...

5 posted on 07/02/2014 5:20:40 AM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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It’s not nice to talk about Mississippi like that....oh’re not talking about the Cochran campaign are bad.

6 posted on 07/02/2014 5:21:46 AM PDT by ImNotLying (The Right To Bear Arms: Making good people helpless won't make bad people harmless!)
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Ghani is the one acccused of voter fraud.

The Afghan presidential hopeful has a son named Tarek Ghani. He has recieved money from Soros via the "New American Fellowship" foundation.

It could be a HUGE coincidence. Soros fellowship awards.

7 posted on 07/02/2014 6:27:17 AM PDT by mgist (.)
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Ghani has a daughter Miriam who lives in Brooklyn.

She also happens to have the dubious honor of recieving Soros money. Miriam Ghadi

8 posted on 07/02/2014 6:33:46 AM PDT by mgist (.)
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