Election monitors cry foul as Karzai vote hits 54 per cent
"A UN watchdog ordered a recount of suspicious ballots in the Afghan elections yesterday, citing clear and convincing evidence of fraud, even as the authorities declared President Karzai the outright winner.
"The confusion set the scene for a clash between Afghanistan's own Independent Election Commission (IEC) accused of being in the President's pocket and the international community, which has been watching the tidal wave of fraud allegations with growing alarm.
"Daoud Ali Najafi, head of the IEC, said that with 91 per cent of ballots counted, Mr Karzai had won 54 per cent, pushing him past the halfway mark needed to avoid a run-off against Abdullah Abdullah, his closest competitor, who won 28 per cent."
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"Election monitors cry foul as Karzai vote hits 54 per cent", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), septembre 2009. Consulté le 11/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/election-monitors-cry-foul-as-karzai-vote-hits-54-per-cent