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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.

2005-08-25 10:03:36

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.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.