Monday, November 2, 2009
Turnout Likely to Be Karzai's Biggest Challenge
by Jason Ditz, November 01, 2009
(Cartoon by Dave Brown, The Independent)
"Following the announcement that opposition candidate Abdullah Abdullah has formally withdrawn from the November 7 runoff vote, Afghan President Hamid Karzai told a US-funded radio station that he hopes the election still takes place.
And it seems he will get his wish, as the Independent Election Commission’s spokesman says the intention right now is to hold the election as planned, but with only a single candidate on the ballot....."