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August 25, 2009

Guest Post: Votes we can believe in (Felix Kuehn)

It’s the middle of summer down here in Kandahar, with temperatures peeking around 50 degree celsius by noon.  In the run up to Afghanistan’s second presidential and provincial council elections foreign troops stepped up their efforts, launching multiple operations to prepare the ground for voters. British casualties passed the 200 mark, with friends from London […]

August 21, 2009

“Go tell the world about our fake election”

So it finally happened.  The election that we’ve been waiting for and looking forward to at least since last winter took place today all over the country.  I’ll refrain from writing anything about the rest of the country.  There are plenty of places to get a good sense of what happened.  Make sure to check […]