Afghan Election Updates 2009


Reference
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.

24 Aug 2009
In many southern areas, polling stations remained firmly closed because of insurgent intimidation and violence.
21 Aug 2009
IWPR provides snapshot of what leading candidates, diplomats and commentators have been saying about the Afghan poll.

20 Aug 2009
Election day veered from tragedy to farce and back again, as people in the country’s most volatile province attempted to vote.
20 Aug 2009
Thousands escape battle between US-led forces and local insurgent group.
19 Aug 2009
Activists say contenders lack coherent programme for women.
20 Aug 2009
Local militias set to provide security but many are sceptical.
19 Aug 2009
Papers report on alleged fraud, illegal block-voting, intimidation and bribery in the run-up to ballot.
19 Aug 2009
Residents say in much of province security situation too volatile for ballot to proceed.
18 Aug 2009
Insurgents ban music and election coverage on radio in Afghan province.

18 Aug 2009
Incumbent president may have lost quite a few votes when he failed to appear at campaign rally.