Afghan Elections Still a Work in Progress

Friday, August 21, 2009

Candace Rondeaux is a senior analyst at the International Crisis Group; she specializes in Afghanistan and joins us from Kabul where she has been closely observing the recent presidential election. There have only been two such elections since the overthrow of the Taliban and the country is still working the kinks out of its brand-new electoral process. While the votes are still being counted, both leading contenders – incumbent President Hamid Karzai and leading challenger Abdullah Abdullah – are claiming they've won an outright majority and saying there is no need for a run off election.


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