Afghan Election Updates 2009

Candidate Profiles A look at some of the candidates in Afghanistan's presidential election.
Afghanistan - A Timeline Key events in the history of Afghanistan since 2000.

9 Nov 2009
Majority seem relieved they will not have to take part in second round of voting.

The news that Hamed Karzai had been declared the winner of Afghanistan’s troubled presidential election came as no surprise to most of his countrymen.

3 Nov 2009
One week before second round of troubled presidential elections, both candidates are engaging in potentially dangerous brinkmanship.

29 Oct 2009
Many residents say the fraud and intimidation that marred the first round has put them off taking part in the second.

26 Oct 2009
Election commission officials call for second round of voting, but time, weather, and security are against them.

With a little over two weeks to go before the scheduled second round of the presidential election, many are wondering whether a fresh ballot is possible.

2 Oct 2009
Locals so angry and disappointed by electoral fraud, many say they will not vote if ballot goes to second round.

Nobody values my vote,” said Shahab Aziz, 24, a shopkeeper in the Ghoreyan district of Herat province. “I cast my ballot in August, but I will certainly not do it again.”

2 Oct 2009
Residents of Balkh province braced for violence as two prominent figures square off over the elections.
29 Sep 2009
As post-election agony continues, Helmandis are increasingly disillusioned with their government - and with democracy itself.
4 Sep 2009
As the vote count trickles on, complaints have grown to a flood.
1 Sep 2009
Witnesses tell of ballot-box stuffing, gifts for votes and intimidation in election.

Qari Fazel Ahmad is undeniably a man. Nevertheless, the 65-year-old resident of Herat used a woman’s voter registration card when he cast his ballot on election day.

26 Aug 2009
Election commission received over 400 complaints so far, with more than 40 possibly major enough to affect outcome.