Afghanistan: “Massive fraud in the narco-state”
Hamid Karzai’s top rival, Abdullah Abdullah, says the present situation is unacceptable:
“If the election complaints commission goes through the complaints and after the fraudulent votes are taken out – whatever would be doubtful I’ll accept that. But at the moment these numbers which have been shown… are included in those numbers, which make Hamid Karzai’s results exceed 50 per cent. That’s not acceptable.”
“I don’t see the future for this sort of leadership,” Abdullah continued, adding that the future of Afghanistan, in his opinion, depends on the participation of its people in the democratic process.
The UN-backed commission investigating fraud allegations in Afghanistan's presidential election has issued an order to exclude some ballots from the final tally.
So far, preliminary results suggest President Hamid Karzai has won more than 50 per cent of the vote, which would mean there will be no run-off.