Thousands Of Allegations Of Fraud

by Patrick Appel

Katherine Tiedemann rounds up the news coming out of Afghanistan:

With 60 percent of the vote counted, Karzai is leading Abdullah 47.3 percent to 32.6 percent, still shy of the 50 percent needed to avoid a runoff (IEC). Of the some 130,000 of the 3.7 million votes counted so far that have been thrown out, nearly half of them have been for candidates who dropped out of the race (Pajhwok).