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Democracy in Afghanistan
This is an Islamic, tribal society. A combination that some folks believe will never accept democratic principles. It looks like the many factions are reacting calmly to failure at the polls--I hope our own parties behave as well in November.
Karzai Rival Concedes as Afghan Suicide Toll Rises
Sun Oct 24, 2004 09:55 AM ET
By Simon Cameron-Moore
KABUL (Reuters) - Hamid Karzai's main rival for the Afghan presidency conceded defeat Sunday with less than six percent of the vote count remaining.
A spokesman said Yunus Qanuni would accept Karzai's victory despite irregularities in the Oct. 9 election -- Afghanistan's first ever direct presidential ballot.
"We accept in the interests of the nation, because we don't want to face another crisis," Sayed Hamid Noori told Reuters when asked if Qanuni was conceding. <MORE>