Afghanistan's President Karzai had tried to delay convening the new parliament until a special court finished investigating allegations of election fraud. His concession highlights the growing power of the legislative branch.
Allegations of Afghanistan election fraud are rampant, but there are few formal complaints. Here's why.
As Afghans voted Saturday, a reporter in Wardak Province spoke to an election worker about how his team had set out to stuff ballot boxes. The widescale fraud in Wardak may speak to troubles in the broader Afghanistan vote.
How election officials handle reports of fraud following Saturday's parliamentary Afghanistan election will go a long way in determining Afghans' respect for government and the rule of law.
Abdullah Abdullah, the top challenger to President Karzai in Afghanistan’s election, said Monday he would otherwise not participate in the Nov. 7 runoff. The ultimatum could be a cover to withdraw from the race.
Florida gave the world “hanging chads.” Afghanistan's “coefficient of fraud” refers to the sample sets used to determine how many votes were to be nixed due to fraud.
A UN-backed body investigating fraud in the Afghanistan election announced new vote tallies Monday that may force top candidates President Karzai and Abdullah Abdullah into a runoff.
Two commissions are expected to finalize Afghanistan's fraud-plagued election results Saturday. A runoff or a powersharing deal could be in the offing.
Could the fight within the Obama administration and outside critics (Palin) be a sign that the debate is really about the terms of a coalition exit?