How John Kerry saved the Afghan election

US Secretary of State John Kerry convinced rival Afghan presidential candidates – each of whom has claimed to be the winner of a disputed June 14 vote – to submit to a full recount.

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It was late on Saturday evening in a fourth-floor room of the US ambassador's residence in Kabul that the election crisis in Afghanistan that had threatened to divide the nation was staved off.