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Karzai welcomes announcement of full Afghan election recount

President Hamid Karzai has welcomed announcements by the two rival candidates in Afghanistan’s presidential election that they will abide by the results of a U.N.-supervised recount of the poll to settle their dispute over the outcome. “I welcome those announcements and I hope that the 100 percent audit of the votes will take place and […]

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U.S. Secretary of State Kerry announces a deal with Afghanistan's presidential candidates Abdullah and Ghani for the auditing of all Afghan election votes at the United Nations Compound in Kabul

Disputed Afghan election to be recounted in full

By Lesley Wroughton and Maria Golovnina KABUL (Reuters) – U.S. State Secretary John Kerry convinced Afghanistan's feuding presidential candidates on Saturday to agree to a total recount of last month's presidential election, which has threatened to split the country along ethnic lines. After two days of intense talks between Kerry, Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani, […]

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Rules to Run By in an Election Year

Gail Collins, New York Times Full News here – RealClearPolitics – Homepage

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U.S. Secretary of State Kerry speaks at a Strategic Dialogue expanded meeting with Chinese officials at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing

Kerry arrives in Afghanistan to broker resolution in disputed election

By Lesley Wroughton KABUL (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Afghanistan on Friday for talks in an effort to broker a resolution to a disputed election that threatens to stir up ethnic tensions and undermine a peaceful political transition. State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke said Kerry would meet with the country's […]

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Brazil's Oscar is comforted by coach Luiz Felipe Scolari after they lost their 2014 World Cup semi-finals against Germany at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte

Brazil’s World Cup debacle hurts but not an election game changer

By Anthony Boadle BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil's World Cup trouncing by Germany threw a bucket of cold water on a nation that was starting to feel good about hosting the tournament but the humiliating defeat is unlikely to be a game changer in October's presidential election. Before the crushing 7-1 defeat on Tuesday, President Dilma […]

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McCain, Graham Urge Afghan Election Audit

Two U.S. senators urged Afghanistan’s presidential candidates to accept an audit of the country’s election results to break a political deadlock over who will succeed Afghan President Hamid Karzai. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff gestures while speaking during the PT national convention in Brasilia

Brazil’s Rousseff recovers support ahead of October election

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has gained ground among voters after months of declining support, according to a new poll published on Wednesday, apparently benefiting from a successful start to the World Cup. Support for the leftist president, seeking re-election on Oct. 5., has risen to 38 percent from 34 percent a month ago, the survey […]

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Republican wins Florida special congressional election

By Letitia Stein TAMPA Fla. (Reuters) – Voters in southwest Florida on Tuesday elected another Republican to replace U.S. Representative Trey Radel, who resigned in January after pleading guilty to possessing cocaine. Retired businessman Curt Clawson won almost 67 percent of the vote in a special election in Florida’s 19th Congressional District, according to the […]

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Afghan election worker checks a seal on a ballot box after voting closed at a polling station in Kabul

Senior Afghan election official resigns amid fraud allegations

A senior official of Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission (IEC) stepped down on Monday amid allegations that he organized a fraudulent run-off vote, charges he denied. Pressure has been mounting on the commission to suspend the head of the IEC secretariat, Zia-ul-Haq Amarkhil, after presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah accused him of organizing vote fraud in the […]

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Accusations of election fraud gather pace in Afghanistan

By Mirwais Harooni and Hamid Shalizi KABUL (Reuters) – The party of Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah broadcast audio on Sunday that it said showed mass fraud had been committed in an election that aims to transfer power democratically in the country for the first time. The audio purports to show that Independent Election Commission […]

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