Afghanistan election

Afghanistan: Ashraf Ghani secures victory in presidential elections with 50.64% votes

Ghani has gained 9,23,868 voted, paving the way for his second five-year term, Pajhowk News Agency reported.

Dec 22, 2019, 13:59 PM IST

Afghanistan voters defy attacks, delays to vote for president

Fourteen candidates are registered but the race will likely come down to incumbent President Ashraf Ghani and his former deputy Abdullah Abdullah.

Sep 28, 2019, 15:58 PM IST

Afghanistan prepares for election amid fraud allegations, fear of Taliban

The October 20 vote, seen by international partners as a dry run for presidential elections next year, has been hampered by chaotic preparations, allegations of fraud and ever-present fears of militant violence. 

Oct 07, 2018, 11:25 AM IST

Abdullah rouses protesters in Afghan election stand-off

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah led several thousand demonstrators through Kabul on Friday, upping the stakes in his protest against alleged election fraud that has triggered a political crisis.

Jun 27, 2014, 16:19 PM IST

FACTBOX - Afghans prepare to vote again: Abdullah vs Ghani

The two candidates left in the race to become president of Afghanistan began campaigning on Thursday, with the run-off between former opposition leader Abdullah Abdullah and ex-World Bank economist Ashraf Ghani set for June 14.

May 22, 2014, 18:15 PM IST

Two savvy survivors set for Afghan election showdown

One is a smooth-talking opposition leader seeking to avenge defeat, the other is a former World Bank economist with a famous temper.

May 12, 2014, 11:00 AM IST

Taliban attack Afghan election HQ in Kabul

Taliban insurgents attacked the Afghan election commission`s heavily-fortified headquarters in Kabul on Saturday, one week ahead of voting and after a series of bloody militant assaults in the city.

Mar 29, 2014, 14:17 PM IST

Taliban could benefit from Afghan vote delay: US

A top US envoy warned in an interview broadcast on Friday that a long delay in resolving controversies surrounding Afghan elections will only play into the hands of the Taliban and al Qaeda.

Sep 11, 2009, 12:23 PM IST

Fraud group voids ballots from Afghan election

An UN-backed fraud commission threw out votes on Thursday from 83 polling stations and ordered recounts at hundreds of others in three provinces that form Afghan President Hamid Karzai`s political base.

Sep 11, 2009, 11:59 AM IST

UN supports Afghan vote fraud probe

The UN special envoy to
Afghanistan Kai Eide on Monday threw his full support behind the
Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC) as the organisation
investigates allegations of fraud during last week`s polls.

Aug 24, 2009, 18:31 PM IST

Timeline: Violent road to Afghanistan election

With Afghans voting in the country`s 2nd Prez polls since Taliban’s ouster in 2001, the poll`s outcome is hanging on the threat of violence.

Aug 20, 2009, 12:33 PM IST