Opposition leader Abdullah calls for criminal inquiry into vote rigging
"Afghanistan's opposition leader has called for a criminal investigation into allegations of massive vote rigging in last month's elections and accused his rival, President Hamid Karzai, of treason in an exclusive interview with The Times.
"Abdullah Abdullah, the country's former foreign minister, charged Mr Karzai with state-engineered fraud in the August 20 polls. It's worse than a crime, it's treason, he said, adding that Mr Karzai doesn't think about the country, he thinks only of himself. He has been caught red-handed.
"Mr Abdullah is trailing Mr Karzai in partial results published by the Independent Elections Commission (IEC), an organisation that he claims is under the control of the President's supporters. A UN-backed elections watchdog ordered the IEC to begin a massive recount of votes last week, saying that it had unearthed clear and convincing evidence of fraud."
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"Opposition leader Abdullah calls for criminal inquiry into vote rigging", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), septembre 2009. Consulté le 26/02/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/opposition-leader-abdullah-calls-for-criminal-inquiry-into-vote-rigging