Afghan vote recount hit by pullout of observers

Afghan vote recount hit by pullout of observers
 

Afghanistan's troubled presidential election was caught up in more turmoil yesterday as both candidates vying to succeed Hamid Karzai pulled their observers out of a ballot audit meant to determine the winner of a vote held in June.
First, Abdullah Abdullah withdrew his monitors in protest about the process, which his team claims is rife with fraud.
The United Nations, which is helping supervise the United States-brokered audit, asked the other candidate, Ashraf Ghani, to pull out his observers in the interest of fairness.
It was not immediately clear whether the withdrawals meant the two... read more

 
28 August 2014 in World News, Views: 37
Source: Scotsman
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