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  1. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghan elections chief resigns in bid to end vote fraud impasse

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 05:09am by AP

    ... that threatens to derail the country's presidential succession as Nato troops withdraw. Zia ul-Haq Amarkhail, head of the secretariat of the Independent Election Commission (IEC), denied all charges ... accusing the IEC of being biased against him in the contest against his rival Ashraf Ghani. "Now the door is open for us to talk to the [election] commission and talk about the conditions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1539280/afghan-elections-chief-resigns-bid-end-vote-fraud-impasse
  2. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    John Kerry warns Afghan aid may stop if there is an illegitimate power grab

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 04:17am by AFP

    ... including four Nato soldiers, in Parwan, north of Kabul. Independent Election Commission head Ahmad Yusuf Nuristani said there would be auditing and adjudication of complaints, before the official ... showed Ghani collected 56.4 per cent of the run-off vote against ex-foreign minister Abdullah's 43.5 per cent. Kerry warned: "I have noted reports of protests in Afghanistan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1549945/john-kerry-warns-afghan-aid-may-stop-if-there-illegitimate-power-grab
  3. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah calls election fraudulent

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 10:22pm by AFP

    ... allegations, but on Sunday, just one day after the vote, Abdullah launched a verbal assault on the Independent Election Commission. He said that the turnout figure of seven million voters announced ... but Abdullah's salvo against the IEC could lead to months of political instability. "There is no collaborating evidence [of the turnout figure] at all throughout the country- that is something ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1534263/afghan-presidential-candidate-abdullah-abdullah-calls-election-fraudulent
  4. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Ashraf Ghani declared winner of Afghanistan election

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 10:46pm by Reuters

    ... ethnic groups or even secession of parts of the country is possible if he rejects the outcome. The Independent Election Commission said Ghani won the June 14 second-round run-off with 56.44 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1549226/afghan-poll-results-delayed-presidential-rivals-hold-last-minute-talks
  5. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Recording alleges fraud in Afghan presidential run-off vote

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:26am by Reuters

    ... committed in the country's presidential run-off vote. The audio purports to show that Independent Election Commission Secretariat head Zia-ul-Haq Amarkhil made phone calls to officials in several provinces ordering them to stuff ballot boxes using code words. While Amarkhil denies the allegations and the Independent Election Complaints Commission is investigating, the broadcast ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1538618/recording-alleges-fraud-afghan-presidential-run-vote
  6. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Suicide blast kills 89 in Afghanistan as politicians feud over election

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 05:29pm by AP

    ... buried under the rubble, said Mohammad Reza Kharoti, the administrative chief of Urgun district. "It was a very brutal suicide attack against poor civilians," he said. "There ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1554824/car-bomb-attack-kills-least-30-afghanistan
  7. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    US secretary of state pushes plan to ‘clean up’ disputed Afghan vote

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 05:02pm by Agence France-Presse in Kabul

    ... 2016. Kerry was to meet on Saturday first with Abdullah and then with Ghani, US officials said. Under a proposal put forward by the United Nations, the country’s elections commission would audit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1552771/us-secretary-state-pushes-plan-clean-disputed-afghan-vote
  8. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Kerry warns that legitimacy of Afghanistan election ‘hangs in balance’

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 01:37pm by Reuters

    ... almost one million votes ahead of Abdullah. Abdullah rejected the result, calling it a "coup" against the people and dismissing the vote as invalid because of fraud. His aides have threatened to set up an alternative administration. Kerry rushed to the Afghan capital from meetings in Beijing to try to mediate between the camps and guard against any attempt at a power grab. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1551833/us-secretary-state-arrives-afghanistan-meet-presidential-candidates
  9. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Rights advocates fear rollback of women’s gains in Afghanistan

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 09:01pm by LYNNE O'DONNELL

    ... it is not just about education. In 2006, I stood for parliament. The vote was rigged against me, even though the people of my own community supported me. There were others more powerful who did not want ... passing the Elimination of Violence Against Women (EVAW law. In what appears to be his quest for a legacy, however, Karzai has quietly withdrawn his support for women's rights in favour ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1545758/rights-advocates-fear-rollback-womens-gains-afghanistan
  10. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Dozens killed as Afghans vote in run-off poll; turnout 52 per cent

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 12:13pm by Reuters

    ... women and 62 per cent men," election commission chief Ahmad Yousuf Nuristani said. Interior Minister Mohammad Umar Daudzai said dozens of people were killed, including 20 civilians, 15 ... is aborted". The run-off pitted former anti-Taliban fighter Abdullah Abdullah against ex-World Bank economist Ashraf Ghani after neither secured the 50 per cent majority needed to win outright ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1532410/afghans-vote-again-final-test-taliban-threats-loom

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