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2005-10-02 07:02:03

By David Brunnstrom KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan's election commission vowed strong action against vote fraud on Sunday after international observers highlighted "worrying" cases of cheating in last month's landmark legislative elections. The U.N.-Afghan Joint Electoral Management Body (JEMB) says ballot boxes from about four percent of 26,000 polling stations are being checked for irregularities ranging from ballot stuffing and proxy voting. But JEMB chairman Peter Erben said the...

2005-09-10 14:48:46

By Jonathan Wright CAIRO (Reuters) - Opponents of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak joined forces on Saturday in protest at what they said was a rigged presidential vote that gave Mubarak a fifth six-year terms in office. Mubarak's main rival in Wednesday's elections, Ayman Nour of the liberal Ghad (Tomorrow) party, took part in one of largest street demonstrations Cairo has seen during the last nine months of political turmoil. Nour, who won 7.6 percent against 88.6 percent for...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'