Abdullah Pulls Out of Runoff, Throws Afghan Politics Into Further Turmoil

by Benjamin Domenech on 9:33 am November 1, 2009

“Hamid Karzai’s rival in the second round of the Afghan presidential election has announced in Kabul that he is withdrawing from the poll… But he stopped short of calling for a boycott of next Saturday’s vote. Mr Karzai had rejected his demand that election officials who presided over the first round should be dismissed.”

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