Afghan Poll Already 'Stolen': Analysts
"Even before it kicks off, Afghanistan's showcase presidential election is likely "sold" and "stolen", analysts warned...August 20 will not guarantee free, fair democracy here, Wadir Safi, of Kabul University's law and polysci faculty told AFP on Sunday August 16. It will be forged and fake democracy and elections.."
'We encourage all Afghans not to be deterred from exercising their hard-won right to determine the future of their country by participating in the upcoming presidential election..'
Lawrence Cannon, Minister Foreign Affairs - Canada