Afghanistan Report


Political Quagmire in Afghanistan (September 2009)

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Press Release

Afghanistan’s election paralysis shows no sign of ending and a constitutional vacuum, possibly lasting months, looms with no functioning government. The presidential election on August 20 was marked by heavy fraud and widespread manipulation. Nearly a month after the first round of voting, the independent Election Complaints Commission – tasked with investigating the irregularities – has ordered a partial recount and audit, of 2500 polling stations. ICOS believes an interim government is the only workable alternative, with international auditors appointed to enforce government accountability in the interim period.

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