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White House Sees Victory for Karzai in a Runoff

October 9, 2018
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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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It was the first time that President Hamid Karzais government has acknowledged the probability of a runoff. (New York Times — 16 October, 2009)
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The soldiers were killed after their patrol vehicle hit an improvised explosive device, officials said on Friday. (New York Times — 17 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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Investigation strips Afghan president of a third of his votes, triggering a second round of voting. (Washington Post — 7 hours ago)
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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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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, 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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Corruption may derail the fight against the Taliban and al-Qaida in Afghanistan even if more U.S. troops are sent there, the top military commander there has concluded, according to U.S. officials. (MSNBC — 14 October, 2009)
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