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Afghanistan poll thrown into chaos as Karzai’s rival says: I won’t stand

Publié par Clifford Armion le 11/02/2009

Jeremy Page and Jerome Starkey

"President Karzai's opponent withdrew from Afghanistan's presidential election yesterday, effectively conceding defeat six days before a planned run-off but threatening to undermine the legitimacy of a new government.

"Abdullah Abdullah stopped short of calling for his supporters to boycott Saturday's vote and urged them not to take to the streets in protest, leaving a window open for a power-sharing deal that UN and American officials are trying to broker.

"His decision still threw the process into confusion, with election officials insisting that the run-off should go ahead with only one candidate, while Western diplomats pressed for it to be cancelled because of the risk of a low turnout and Taleban attacks."

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"Afghanistan poll thrown into chaos as Karzai’s rival says: I won’t stand", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), février 2009. Consulté le 25/02/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/afghanistan-poll-thrown-into-chaos-as-karzai-s-rival-says-i-won-t-stand