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Runoff Expected In Afghan Election

August 26, 2018
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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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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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A runoff vote is very likely between incumbent Afghan President Hamid Karzai and his closest challenger in the country’s highly contested election, Karzai’s ambassador to the U.S. says.

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(MSNBC — 16 October, 2009)
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KABUL, Oct. 16 — President Hamid Karzai’s office on Friday sought to distance itself from the commission investigating allegations of electoral fraud in Afghanistan, a day after officials said the U.N.-elected body would announce that a runoff is needed. (Washington Post — 17 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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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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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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Western officials say that Mr. Karzai seems to be balking at accepting the results, and a flurry of visits and phone calls from officials was aimed at averting a crisis. (New York Times — 18 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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The success of President Barack Obama’s strategy in Afghanistan may hinge on a leader whom many in the White House now see as a liability. (New York Times — 14 October, 2009)
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