Eleições no Afeganistão III
Os observadores europeus concluíram que as eleições de quinta-feira no Afeganistão foram “em geral boas e justas”, mas não inteiramente livres, porque a violência e intimidação afastaram os eleitores das urnas em várias partes do país. Um diagnóstico que é mais positivo do que o da principal organização afegã, que disse ter detectado “múltiplas fraudes”. No Público.
Reports of fraud and intimidation in Afghanistan’s presidential election continued to mount Saturday, with anecdotal but widespread accounts of ballot-box stuffing, a lack of impartiality among election workers and voters casting ballots for others. A particular concern was the notably low turnout of women, who election observer organizations said were disproportionately affected by the violence and intimidation. No New York Times.
THIS is the just war, the “war of necessity”, as Barack Obama likes to put it, in contrast to the bad war, the war of misguided choices in Iraq. But as a deeply flawed election went ahead in Afghanistan this week, there were echoes, in the mission by America and its allies, of the darkest days of the Iraq campaign: muddled aims, mounting casualties and the gnawing fear of strategic defeat. Gloomy commentators evoke the spectre of the humiliations inflicted by Afghanistan on Britain in the 19th century and the Soviet Union in the 20th. Na Economist.
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