Afghanistan’s election commission said today that President Hamid Kazai continues to hold a wide lead over the former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah. With almost half the vote counted in the presidential election, Karzai has almost 46 percent to about 33 percent for Abdullah. But the results continue to be clouded by reports of fraud, which have increased substantially in recent days.
Karin von Hippel, a senior fellow for the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., just returned from monitoring the elections in Afghanistan. She speaks with Daljit Dhaliwal about how the security situation affected the vote.
Also in Afghanistan today, General Stanley McChrystal, the top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan, delivered an assessment of the war there. In a statement, McChrystal said “The situation in Afghanistan is serious, but success is achievable and demands a revised implementation strategy, commitment, and resolve, and increased unity of effort.”
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