HAMID KARZAI ELECTED FORSECOND TERM; NO RUNOFF
KARZAI HAS BEEN DECLARED ELECTED BY INDEPENDENT ELECTION COMMISSION OF AFGHANISTAN WITHOUT ARUNOFF. IT MAY HAVE SAVED NATION FROM GOING FOR ANOTHER ROUND OF POLL BUT MORAL ANDCONSTITUTIONAL AUTHORITY HAS ERODED FOR KARZAI TORULE THE WAR RAVAGED COUNTRY WHICH IS STRUGGLINGTO REBOUNCE BACK TO NORMALCY
Hamid Karzai, President of Afghanistanhas been declared elected in the presidentialelection, which was held on 20
August, thisyear. The Independent Election Commission’sChairman Azizullah Ludin declared Karzaielected without going for the run off election,which was scheduled on 7
November. Theelection held on 20
August, was marred bylarge scale rigging and bungling in whichinvolvement of UN officials was alsoestablished, making it dismal. Hamid Karzaieven then could not achieve 50 percent of thevotes as required under Constitution of Afghanistan to be declared elected.