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Friday, 11 September 2009

Afghan election result a 'naked' fraud

In private remarks picked up by a BBC camera crew ,the Tory leader was heard to say that disparities between the number of votes cast and the number of people who could not be right.
Mr cameron was recorded as saying .The things that seem to have hapened are so naked, you know,you just saw the number of votes and the number of people who actually turned up at polling station .It just could not possibly be riht.

He was talking to Mr Hague at the Imagination Centre in central London before he gave his speech on cutting pay and perks at Westminster.
Mr Hague said: 'I remember the 1979 election in Nigeria and this is the same sort of thing.'
Mr Cameron replied: 'We should be very clear about that.'
The candid remarks will be seen as revealing the current thinking at the top of the Conservative Party on the elections in Afghanistan, which have been widely criticised.
The UN-backed watchdog investigating the poll has said it has found 'clear and convincing evidence of fraud' and ordered a recount at some polling stations.
Today Mr Hague said a second round of the election should not be ruled out if the Electoral Complaints Commission required it.
He said: 'We are very concerned about the widespread reports of irregularities and fraud in the elections in Afghanistan.
'It is very important for the success of what our troops are doing in Afghanistan that the Afghan people accept the legitimacy of the Government.
'It is vital that the Electoral Complaints Commission completes its work and that President (Hamid) Karzai does not declare victory before that work is done, even if it means delaying the provisional result of the election.
'If the Electoral Complaints Commission requires some elections to be re-run, that should happen. Nor should a full second round of the election be ruled out if that proves necessary.'

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