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Polling Day Fraud in the Afghan Elections

Martine van Bijlert < 1 min

Journalists, observers and diplomats have caught on to the fact that all was not well with last month’s Afghan elections, but it is not always clear what exactly happened and why that is a problem.

The latest AAN briefing paper gives an overview of the various forms of irregularities that took place on polling day. It distinguishes between local initiatives, semi-organised fraud and highly organised manipulations. The paper argues that whatever the outcome of the elections, it should not be seen to disproportionally reward those that have discredited the process.

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Martine van Bijlert

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