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Kabul Korrespondence

Fresh, factual, and funky view of Afghanistan and the surrounding Central Asian region

The Big Question...

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

In Afghanistan the question on everyone lips is not who will win the elections, but whether there will be a second round (or run off).

Countless evidence has been provided proving vote fraud and intimidation of IEC staff. With so many votes under scrutiny it hard to believe that Karzai can win the first round [but stranger things have happened in this country].

But for the sake of the Afghan people and the legitimacy of the $7 million election budget, we are all hoping for a run off between Karzai and Abdullah.

There is still doubt that Abdullah can win the second round, but a run off would at least return a little faith back to the Afghan people; that the risks they took voting was not in vain.

Preliminary results are due on the 03.09 with the final results due on the 16.09.

Fingers crossed.
posted by Travis, 12:15 pm

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