Karzai bows to pressure, OKs runoff
Paul Richter and Laura King"Reporting from Kabul, Afghanistan, and Washington - President Hamid Karzai's decision to yield to U.S. pressure and accept an election runoff has opened the way for the Obama administration to settle on a strategy for dealing with Afghanistan, including whether to approve the Pentagon's request to send thousands more troops to the fight. "The hard-won agreement reached Tuesday sets an 18-day clock ticking on a vote that many fear will also be marred by fraud and violence. But while acknowledging that the runoff Nov. 7 will probably be an imperfect exercise, U.S. and allied officials are hopeful that the showdown between Karzai and former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah will produce a government that can be a credible partner in the struggle to stabilize the country." Read on...
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"Karzai bows to pressure, OKs runoff", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), octobre 2009. Consulté le 30/09/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/karzai-bows-to-pressure-oks-runoff