Thousands of Complaints Filed Over Presidential Runoff Election

Thousands of complaints were filed over Afghanistan’s presidential runoff election, according to an independent poll monitor.

Nader Naderi, the head of the Free and Fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan, told a press conference in Kabul on June 17 that allegations included interference by government officials and warlords at 161 polling stations.

Afghans cast their votes in a second round of elections on June 14 to decide on President Hamid Karzai’s successor. Vote counting continues for the election, which pitted former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah against former Finance Minister Ashraf Ghani. Credit: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty