Karzai Assured of Victory in Afghan Vote

Hamid Karzai was assured Monday of a majority in Afghanistan’s election to become its first democratically chosen president, and a top foreign envoy said the poll reflected the will of the people.With nearly 95 percent of ballots counted, Karzai already has more than half the total estimated 8.1 million votes cast — enough to avoid a runoff, even if all the remaining votes go to his 17 opponents. But he has yet to be declared the winner as a panel of foreign experts was still reviewing allegations of electoral fraud leveled by other candidates. The panel does not expect to finalize its report until the end of the week, said Craig Jenness, a Canadian lawyer on the panel.Full Story

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