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20 Aug, 2009 13:40

The paradox of Afghan elections

"Everybody knows Hamid Karzai is inefficient, weak and unpopular leader, still everybody would tell you he’s going to win," says Georgy Mirsky, a professor from the Institute of World Economy & International Relations.

“Still, Taliban is unable to disrupt polls in the main central provinces as they already tried before to no effect so the election is going to be all right.”