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Karzai's 17 rivals threaten boycott of Afghan election

Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s 17 rivals in the presidential race threatened to boycott landmark October 9 elections unless he stepped down before the vote. “Karzai misuses government facilities for his electoral campaign — all (17) presidential candidates have unanimously agreed to ask for his resignation,” Abdul Satar Sirat, one of the candidates, claimed at a press conference in a Kabul restaurant. The candidates want Karzai to resign “within one week,” Sirat said. Full Story

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