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Karzai Supporters Appear to Win Majority

Supporters of Afghan President Hamid Karzai appeared to have won a majority of seats in the country’s landmark parliamentary elections, observers said Saturday, as final results were announced amid continued violence. The polls were hailed as a success in the country’s slow march toward democracy, although their legitimacy has been undermined by suspected ballot-box stuffing that led to the dismissal of 50 election workers, as well as alarm that more than half of the winners are former regional strongmen. Full Story

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