Afghan Election Dogged by Fraud Claims
Posted on Aug 22, 2009
|AP / Musadeq Sadeq|
An Afghan worker for the election commission office walks at the counting center in Kandahar province, south of Kabul, on Friday.
Corruption rumors and threats of violence preceded last week’s Afghan presidential election, so it’s not surprising that similar concerns are cropping up after the fact. —KA
Stuffed ballot boxes, illiterate voters being told who to vote for and biased officials were cited by Afghanistan’s Free and Fair Election Foundation.
But EU monitors said, despite widespread intimidation and violence, the vote was generally good and fair.
There have been rival claims of victory but no winner has been announced.
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