Going Back to the Polls Afghanistan Faces an Election Fiasco

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has been broadly praised for bowing to international pressure to accept a runoff vote. But the same problems that plagued the first round of voting haven't disappeared and low turnout and fraud could produce an equally tainted outcome.
Abdullah Abdullah's chances of getting a fair shot at the Afghan presidenty in the upcoming runoff election with Hamid Karzia are extremely slim.

Abdullah Abdullah's chances of getting a fair shot at the Afghan presidenty in the upcoming runoff election with Hamid Karzia are extremely slim.

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