The decision to postpone Afghan elections until September violates the Constitution. But observers agree that extra time – even more than four months – is needed to erect safeguards against fraud.
Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai promised to tackle corruption in his inaugural speech on Thursday. But he also promised a “professional” cabinet, something the Obama administration and others have been pushing for.
The UN said it will withdraw 600 of its 1,100 foreign staffers from Afghanistan as President Hamid Karzai promises economic development after scandal-marred election.
President Hamid Karzai backed away from threats to reject an election runoff Monday in a move diplomats say breathes life into efforts to find a legitimate leader for Afghanistan.
Locals trained by an NGO gather to scrutinize officials' books.