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Afghan presidential elections: a mirror of self-deception

Giustozzi, Antonio (2009) Afghan presidential elections: a mirror of self-deception. IDEAS reports - situation analysis, Kitchen, Nicholas (ed.) (SA004). LSE IDEAS, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Judgement over the 20 August Afghan elections has varied widely among observers. The most critical has been the Free and Fair Election Foundation, which reported widespread fraud. The EU observers, by contrast, judged that the elections were ‘free and fair’ despite widespread violence. Most diplomats congratulated Afghanistan over a voter turnout estimated at 40-50%, which despite being well below the official 70% of 2004 is believed to be acceptable in the face of ‘widespread’ violence.

Item Type: Monograph (Report)
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Additional Information: © 2009 The Author
Divisions: IGA: LSE IDEAS
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DS Asia
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
Date Deposited: 16 May 2012 09:06
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 13:15

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