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U.N. Deputy in Kabul Leaves in Dispute With Boss Over Flawed Vote

September 25, 2018
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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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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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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. 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 — 16 October, 2009)
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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, 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 United States and NATO countries fighting in Afghanistan have told President Hamid Karzai’s government that they expect him to remain in office for another five-year term and will work with him on an expanded campaign to turn insurgent fighters against the Taliban and other militant groups. (Washington Post — 16 October, 2009)
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A special audit committee’s findings could force President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan into a runoff with Abdullah Abdullah. (New York Times — 19 hours ago)
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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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A cautious and heavily conditioned plan announced by Prime Minister Gordon Brown would increase the British contingent to 9,500. (New York Times — 15 October, 2009)
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