Friday, August 21, 2009

Western diplomats laud Afghan election - guardian

US and Nato officials quick to proclaim poll a success despite violence and fears of electoral fraud

Western powers rushed today to declare Afghanistan's presidential elections a success despite evidence of irregularities and violence on polling day and growing uncertainty about whether the vote would return a credible result.

Afghanistan, on the edge, but not over it - Richard Engel, NBC

Karzai, Abdullah Claim Victory in Afghanistan - WSJ
Christian Science Monitor - BBC News
Rivals claim success in Afghan vote CNN


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