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Afghanistan Election Talks Stall As Abdullah Rejects Outcome Of Audit

By Ali M. Latifi and Shashank Bengali, Los Angeles Times KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah said Monday that he would not accept the outcome of an internationally backed audit of a disputed election runoff and that talks over sharing power with his opponent are deadlocked. The announcement by an emotional and weary-looking […]

September 8, 2014

Abdullah Threatens To Back Out Of Afghanistan Election

By Ali M. Latifi, Los Angeles Times The campaign team of Abdullah Abdullah — the former foreign minister running against Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai for the presidency of Afghanistan — has issued a 24-hour notice to the United Nations and international observers that if changes are not made to the processes of the ongoing audit of […]

September 2, 2014

Kerry Tries To Calm Afghan Presidential Candidates

By Shashank Bengali and Hashmat Baktash, Los Angeles Times KABUL, Afghanistan — Secretary of State John F. Kerry held urgent meetings Friday with both presidential candidates in Afghanistan in a bid to resolve a messy election dispute that threatens to unravel years of U.S. efforts to build a fledgling democracy. Kerry met separately with Ashraf […]

July 11, 2014

Abdullah Victory Claim Inflames Afghan Election Dispute

Kabul (AFP) – Presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah claimed victory on Tuesday in Afghanistan’s disputed election, blaming fraud for putting him behind in preliminary results as fears rise of instability and ethnic unrest. Abdullah told a rally of thousands of rowdy supporters in Kabul he would fight on to win the presidency, but he called for […]

July 8, 2014