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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...
By Robert Birsel KABUL (Reuters) - The chief organizer of Afghanistan's September 18 elections said on Thursday the state of security for the vote was acceptable but the situation was fragile and could deteriorate very quickly. Afghans will elect a lower house of parliament and councils in all 34 provinces but a tide of violence this year, in which more than 1,000 people have been killed, has raised fears about the vote. "The security situation is stable but fragile. Things can...
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