Alledged Afghanistan vote fixing
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Afghanistan rules 1.3m parliamentary votes are invalid

Afghanistan's election authorities have cancelled 1.3 million votes in last month's parliamentary election because of fraud or other irregularities.

The number of void votes amounts to almost a quarter of nearly 5.6 million ballots cast in the 18 September poll.

More than 220 candidates are being investigated for fraud in the election, turnout for which was around 40%.

Quentin Sommerville reports.

  • 20 Oct 2010
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