Focus turns to fair count after citizens arrive in millions to vote in historic Afghan runoff
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Results of elections in Afghanistan are questionable. Hampered by intimidation by militia and insurgent groups, corruption and partisanship within the electoral administration, the prospects for fair elections hinge on the prospects for peace. Also check out our section on World Democracy.
A country at war for almost half century has produced a generation looking for positive stories like the success of the Afghan Wheelchair Basketball Team
Abdullah campaign gets some Pashtun backing as Afghan deal-making process unfolds
Millions of voters defy violence of war in historic Afghanistan high turnout nationwide
Predictions that violence against democracy succeeded meet reality of massive Afghan women vote
Political and military costs of war are measured against Afghanistan’s Presidential contest
Parties use black and white logos to indicate candidates to accommodate Afghan illiteracy
US departs and Karzai retires if all goes to plan for critical year in hazy Afghan future
Afghan National Census is test for vote with incumbent Karzai not running and US leaving
Can longtime political outsider and reformer Abdullah Abdullah become Afghan President?