Karzai queries vote fraud investigation

By Branko Brkic 14 October 2009

Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai is concerned about the investigation into election fraud in his country. On US TV Karzai said, because Mustafa Barakzai, an Afghan member of the UN-backed panel had left, it "cast serious doubt" on the panel’s work. Karzai leads the in preliminary count, but the panel's imminent findings could send the vote to a second round. This election has become controversial ever since accusations of major vote fraud surfaced. But supporters of Karzai's nearest rival in the poll, Abdullah Abdullah, allege Karzai was behind the sudden resignation of the Afghan panel member. Did he study in Chicago?

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