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U.N. official admits Afghan vote fraud

September 26, 2018
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The top United Nations official in Afghanistan on Sunday defended himself against allegations that he has been wary to publicly address problems in the country’s recent presidential election. (CNN — 12 hours ago)
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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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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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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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