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Hamid Karzai faces another ballot after 1m votes ruled out

Publié par Clifford Armion le 20/10/2009

Jerome Starkey, Giles Whittell and James Bone

"President Karzai was under intense pressure last night to accept a deal with his main opponent or a second round of voting in Afghanistan's disputed election after UN-backed observers declared more than a million first-round votes invalid.

"Sources at the Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC) confirmed that its two-month inquiry had found clear and convincing evidence of fraud, reducing Mr Karzai's share of the vote from 55 to 48 per cent and requiring a run-off ballot under Afghan law.

"The ruling presents President Obama with a diplomatic crisis in Kabul to add to the military quagmire, and leaves Mr Karzai's credibility in tatters. He has dismissed the ECC's evidence as totally fabricated."

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"Hamid Karzai faces another ballot after 1m votes ruled out", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), octobre 2009. Consulté le 27/01/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/hamid-karzai-faces-another-ballot-after-1m-votes-ruled-out