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Afghan opposition candidate waits for results

Publié par Clifford Armion le 17/09/2009

Mark Magnier

"Reporting from Kabul, Afghanistan - Abdullah Abdullah is waiting. As is much of Afghanistan. With the nation approaching the one-month mark since its Aug. 20 presidential election, there are growing concerns at home and abroad that the delay in results and allegations of fraud could increase political instability. "But the former foreign minister, who earned the second-largest number of votes, hasn't been sitting on his hands. These days, he spends much of his time trying to focus attention on the perceived irregularities and slamming the record of his political rival, incumbent President Hamid Karzai. ""After five years of Karzai rule, the people of Afghanistan expected there would be a credible process," Abdullah said this week during an interview in his garden surrounded by roses, pomegranates and marigolds. "Instead, we've seen, in the absence of all this, massive state-engineered fraud," he added as a string of journalists and Afghan luminaries trundled through." Read on...

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"Afghan opposition candidate waits for results", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), septembre 2009. Consulté le 24/07/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/afghan-opposition-candidate-waits-for-results