Both Leading Afghan Candidates Assert Victory

How do you say 'Hanging Chad' in Pashto?

Friday, August 21, 2009

Despite threats of violence from the Taliban, Afghans headed to the polls yesterday to vote in the country's second-ever presidential election. The votes are still being counted, but both of the leading candidates, incumbent Hamid Karzai and ex-foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah, are claiming victory. Brian Katulis, an election monitor with Democracy International, joins us from Kabul to discuss observers' efforts to ensure a fair election.

Guests:

Brian Katulis

Hosted by:

Amy Holmes

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