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27 June 2017 05:35 (South Africa)

Karzai queries vote fraud investigation

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    Branko Brkic

    Brkic is the founder and editor of The Daily Maverick.

    He has edited magazines on business and politics, technology, and wildlife. He has also published fiction and non-fiction books, most of them in Serbian. Though he has never pretended to be a reporter, his wide knowledge of politics (especially in America), combined with his experiences in a disintegrating Yugoslavia, gives him an unusual outlook on events in South Africa.

    Despite the vowel-poor surname, he tells anyone who asks that he hails from Hyde Park, Johannesburg, having spent most of his adult life in South Africa.

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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?

  • Branko Brkic
    branko3048 a ray
    Branko Brkic

    Brkic is the founder and editor of The Daily Maverick.

    He has edited magazines on business and politics, technology, and wildlife. He has also published fiction and non-fiction books, most of them in Serbian. Though he has never pretended to be a reporter, his wide knowledge of politics (especially in America), combined with his experiences in a disintegrating Yugoslavia, gives him an unusual outlook on events in South Africa.

    Despite the vowel-poor surname, he tells anyone who asks that he hails from Hyde Park, Johannesburg, having spent most of his adult life in South Africa.

    Recent columns:

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