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  1. April 21, 2014

    Fraud fears grow in Afghan poll count

    Fears of fraud are casting a lengthening shadow over Afghanistan’s landmark elections as half the votes are yet to be...

  2. April 20, 2014

    Abdullah Abdullah extends lead in Afghan poll

    Former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah’s lead in the Afghan presidential race has widened, the latest official tally...

  1. April 14, 2014

    Vote count hints at run-off in Afghan presidential poll

    Afghanistan’s presidential election was hardening into a two horse race on Monday, after two of the three former senior...

  2. April 4, 2014

    Discord grows as voters struggle to make their mark in Afghan poll

    Afghanistan prepares to vote Mohammed Reza went to register this week for Afghanistan’s historic presidential election – but...

  3. April 3, 2014

    Afghanistan: Into the unknown

    The spring blossoms beginning to flourish beneath the snow-capped peaks flanking the Panjshir valley in Afghanistan cannot...

  4. FT Photo Diary

    April 2, 2014

    Face of support for Afghanistan elections

    Ahmad Masood/Reuters A supporter of Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah attends the final day of election...

  5. April 1, 2014

    Abdullah seeks to tap into Afghanistan’s poll passion

    Abdullah Abdullah and his entourage emerged from Herat airport and set off for their latest campaign stop by driving...

  6. FT Photo Diary

    April 1, 2014

    Abdullah Abdullah campaigns in Afghanistan

    Hoshang Hashimi/AP Girls wave flags at a campaign rally for Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah, in Herat. The...

  7. FT Photo Diary

    March 5, 2014

    Afghan presidential election campaign candidate

    Massoud Hossaini/AP Supporters of Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah throw shredded paper on his head as they...

  8. October 6, 2013

    Warlords and politicians vie to lead Afghanistan

    Afghanistan presidential election A slew of senior politicians signed up on Sunday as candidates for Afghanistan’s...

  9. January 26, 2011

    Karzai points to ‘foreign interference’

    Afghan president Hamid Karzai opened the session of parliament on Wednesday with a speech claiming that unnamed foreigners –...

  10. November 24, 2010

    Afghans launch new poll probe

    Afghanistan’s attorney-general has announced a new investigation into allegations of fraud at parliamentary polls, throwing...

  11. April 19, 2010

    Afghan president under fire over electoral reforms

    Afghan opposition leaders warned yesterday that electoral reforms agreed by Hamid Karzai and the west were insufficient to...

  12. April 18, 2010

    Karzai under fire over poll reform

    Afghan opposition leaders gave warning on Sunday that electoral reforms agreed by President Hamid Karzai and the west were...

  13. April 17, 2010

    Karzai names new election official

    Hamid Karzai, Afghanistan’s president, named a new election commission chairman on Saturday after bowing to Western pressure...

  14. February 24, 2010

    Karzai gains control of poll watchdog

    Western diplomats fear a decree signed by Hamid Karzai, Afghanistan's president, granting him control of an independent...

  15. February 10, 2010

    Changing momentum

    >DP: But there is increasing talk now about actually talking to the Taliban and negotiating with them. Outsiders’...

  16. January 29, 2010

    Video: Abdullah backs Obama’s troop surge

    FT Davos 2010 video – In this FT video, Dr Abdullah Abdullah, former foreign minister of Afghanistan, says he backs US...

  17. November 5, 2009

    Abdullah pledge on Afghan reform

    Afghanistan's main opposition leader pledged yesterday to pursue his reform agenda from outside the government in spite of...

  18. November 4, 2009

    Abdullah to work for reform outside system

    Afghanistan’s main opposition leader pledged on Wednesday to pursue his reform agenda from outside the government in spite...

  19. November 4, 2009

    Karzai vows to beat corruption

    President Hamid Karzai pledged yesterday to fight corruption and reach out to his Taliban opponents as he faced heavy US...

  20. November 3, 2009

    Karzai’s legitimacy still in question

    It was always unclear whether the decision to call a second round in the rigged election in Afghanistan would lend any...

  21. November 3, 2009

    Karzai vows to beat corruption

    President Hamid Karzai pledged on Tuesday to fight corruption and reach out to his Taliban opponents as he faced heavy US...

  22. November 3, 2009

    Karzai declared winner of election

    Hamid Karzai was declared the winner of Afghanistan's presidential elections yesterday, ending a political crisis sparked...

  23. November 3, 2009

    Karzai declared winner of election

    Hamid Karzai was declared the winner of Afghanistan's presidential elections yesterday, ending a political crisis sparked...

  24. November 3, 2009

    Karzai declared winner of election

    Hamid Karzai was declared the winner of Afghanistan's presidential elections yesterday, ending a political crisis sparked...

  25. November 2, 2009

    Questions over Karzai’s legitimacy remain

    A second-round in Afghanistan’s presidential election was always a ballot too far. So Monday’s decision by the Independent...

  26. November 2, 2009

    Karzai elected as Afghan poll called off

    Presidential wave: Hamid Karzai prepares to greet Ban Ki-Moon, UN secretary-general, in Kabul on Monday after he was...

  27. November 2, 2009

    Abdullah tears up Afghan script

    The key question facing western and Afghan officials last night was whether Abdullah Abdullah's decision to withdraw from...

  28. November 2, 2009

    Abdullah pulls out of Afghan run-off

    The challenger to Hamid Karzai, Afghanistan's president, withdrew from a planned election run-off yesterday, in effect...

  29. November 1, 2009

    Abdullah quits Afghan run-off election

    Abdullah Abdullah said the government had failed to take steps he had demanded to prevent a repeat of the poll fraud The...

  30. October 30, 2009

    Afghanistan widens polling operation

    Afghanistan's election commission announced yesterday that it would open more than 6,300 voting centres for the upcoming...

  31. October 29, 2009

    Ban to seek extra UN security in Afghanistan

    Barack Obama, US president, salutes as soldiers carry the coffin of Sergeant Dale Griffin, of Terre Haute, Indiana, at...

  32. October 26, 2009

    Afghan rivals take presidential campaign to the US airwaves

    Abdullah Abdullah, the challenger to Hamid Karzai, Afghanistan's president, called yesterday for a "dramatic increase" in...

  33. October 26, 2009

    Afghan rivals take campaign to the US public

    Abdullah Abdullah, the challenger to Hamid Karzai, Afghanistan's president, yesterday called for a "dramatic increase" in...

  34. October 25, 2009

    Afghan rivals take campaign to US airwaves

    Abdullah Abdullah, the challenger to President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan, on Sunday called for a “dramatic increase” in US...

  35. October 22, 2009

    Afghan run-off set to inflame ethnic tensions

    With Afghanistan facing a presidential election run-off in just over two weeks, fears are growing in Kabul that the poll...

  36. October 22, 2009

    Afghan run-off raises risk of ethnic tensions

    With Afghanistan facing a presidential election run-off in just over two weeks, fears are growing in Kabul that the poll...

  37. October 21, 2009

    Afghan poll raises ethnic tension fears

    With Afghanistan facing a presidential election run-off in just over two weeks, fears are growing in Kabul that the poll...

  38. October 21, 2009

    Karzai backs election run-off

    Hamid Karzai, Afghanistan's president, bowed to White House and international pressure yesterday and agreed to a run-off...

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