Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

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Afghans vote in final round of presidential elections

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Stars and Stripes, 14 June 2014

Both candidates have already complained bitterly about unfair treatment and bias by the country’s main election bodies, which will decide which votes to count and which to reject.Pushing those arguments too far in the post-election period, though, could weaken the next government, said Kate Clark, analyst with the Kabul-based Afghanistan Analysts Network. “One of the dangers is that the more the campaign teams complain about the process and the institutions, the more they delegitimize the position of the next president,” she said.