- Reporter's Notebook: The Struggle to Hold Elections in Afghanistan
In Afghanistan, the mandate of President Hamid Karzai ran out in June. To establish legitimacy, he needs to hold an election as soon as possible, but he-s battling a tough insurgency. UN workers have not yet been able to count the eligible voters and they-re still struggling to set up the electoral machinery. We hear from the US ambassador, a spokesman for President Karzai, and others, about whether the Afghan President can get a vote of confidence in time to stabilize the country.
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