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U.N. Data Show Discrepancies in Afghan Vote

September 25, 2018
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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 — 8 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 — 8 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 — 8 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 — 8 October, 2009)
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Kai Eide said that there was ”widespread fraud” in the August presidential election, but he stopped short of laying blame or citing specifics. (New York Times — 12 October, 2009)
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KABUL, Sept. 17 — A powerful car bomb killed six Italian troops and at least 10 Afghan civilians in downtown Kabul on Thursday, moments after President Hamid Karzai told journalists in his heavily guarded palace nearby that last month’s fraud-plagued presidential election had been “a big success… (Washington Post — 8 October, 2009)
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Thousands of foreign fighters have poured into Afghanistan to bolster the Taliban insurgency, the country’s defense minister says in a plea for more international troops. (MSNBC — 11 October, 2009)
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