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Head of U.N. Mission Accused of Bias in Afghan Election

June 16, 2018
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KABUL, Oct. 3 — The main challenger to Afghan President Hamid Karzai sharply criticized the head of the U.N. mission in Afghanistan on Saturday, saying he is biased toward Karzai and has worked against uncovering the full extent of fraud in last month’s still-unresolved presidential election. (Washington Post — 16 October, 2009)
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UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 30 — Peter W. Galbraith, a former U.S. diplomat who served as the second-highest-ranking U.N. official in Afghanistan, was fired Wednesday after clashing with his boss over how to contend with allegations of fraud in the country’s presidential election. (Washington Post — 16 October, 2009)
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KABUL, Sept. 15 — The deputy head of the U.N. mission here has abruptly left the country after a dispute with the mission’s Norwegian chief over whether to publicly denounce Afghanistan’s election commission for not discounting clearly fraudulent votes cast in favor of President Hamid Karzai’s r… (Washington Post — 16 October, 2009)
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UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 6 — Voter turnout data kept confidential by the United Nations’ chief envoy in Kabul after Afghanistan’s disputed August presidential election show that in some provinces the official vote count exceeded the estimated number of voters by 100,000 or more, providing further in… (Washington Post — 16 October, 2009)
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KABUL, Sept. 16 — Afghanistan’s election commission, in its first full tally of ballots cast in last month’s presidential race, announced Wednesday that incumbent Hamid Karzai had won 54.6 percent of the vote, giving him a margin large enough to win reelection and avoid a runoff against his top… (Washington Post — 16 October, 2009)
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An investigation of allegedly fraudulent ballots in Afghanistan’s troubled election has reduced President Hamid Karzai’s portion of the vote to about 47 percent, an outcome that will trigger a runoff between him and his closest competitor, according to officials familiar with results. (Washington Post — 16 October, 2009)
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KABUL, Oct. 17 — There is a growing fear among Western officials in Afghanistan that President Hamid Karzai and the nation’s Independent Election Commission will not accept the findings of a United Nations-backed fraud investigation that is expected to call for a runoff to settle Afghanistan’s… (Washington Post — 18 October, 2009)
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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, though, said the vote would not affect President Obamas on whether to send more troops to Afghanistan. (New York Times — 17 October, 2009)
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