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Karzai Rejects Claim Deputy Was Involved In Vote Fraud

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August 04, 2014 AT 10:44 AM
Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Monday rejected allegations ‮‮‮‮‮‮‮‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬that one of his deputies had orchestrated a fraud against a longtime rival in Afghanistan's recent presidential election. On Sunday, campaign aides of Abdullah Abdullah, a former foreign minister and one of the candidates for president, released an audio recording they said was of Vice President Mohammad Karim Khalili encouraging vote-rigging in favor of Ashraf Ghani, the other contender. The preliminary results of a U.N. audit show Ghani leading by about a million votes, but Western diplomats say they expect at least a quarter of the votes will be invalidated.