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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Afghani redo

The "UN backed" election commission in Afghanistan (I put "UN backed" in quotes because the "Afghan" election commission now has only 1 Afghan, with 1 Canadian, 1 US, and 1 Dutch making up the rest of the group....)

Anyway, the UN dominated election council has slashed Karzai's corrupted vote total to safely below 50% forcing a runoff election.

This would seem to be a cop out way for NATO to restage the very corrupt election.

(There is the possibility of a coalition government without a runoff, but neither Karzai or Abdullah seems prone towards that,)


  • My guess is the UN wants to keep Karzai in but they need to make sure it looks legit.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:06 PM  

  • I agree completely. A runoff gives them a valid reason to rerun the election without casting blame on KArzai for fraud.

    By Blogger mikevotes, at 5:42 PM  

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