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Dr. Abdullah in Faryab Speaks Their Language!

Today, a large crowd gathered to declare their support for Dr. Abdullah and his Reform and Partnership. Since much of Faryab is Uzbeck and Tukoman, Dr. Abdullah's starting greeting was in Uzbecki and Turkmeni - - which drove the crowd wild with applause and hoorays!

Several of the speakers were prominent Uzbeks. Dr. Abdullah promised to complete that betlt way of Afghanistan that runs in Faryab, as well as to pave other roads of the province. He also apologized that his other running mates each is in other province and apologize for not being there.

The crowd kept applauding after each sentence.

Today Dr. Abdullah also visited the Kohdaman area of Parwan and Kapisa provinces. Faryab was the last stop on the campaign trail as this is the last day of the campaign.

Once back in Kabul, Dr. Abdullah will have a final press conference this evening before wrapping up and entering the 48 hour period of silence - -until the Election Day on Saturday April 5.

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Monitors Worry About Runoff Fraud
 

A number of Afghan election monitoring groups have warned that the runoff round of this year's presidential race could face increased fraud on the part of candidates so long as the Independent Election Commission (IEC) and the Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC) have staff members supporting one or the other candidate and engaging in fraud themselves. more......

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Meeting a Young Dr. Abdullah

 
It had been a long journey into the Hindu Kush mountains, starting in the Northwest of Pakistan in the summer of 1987. We began by secretly crossing the border into Afghanistan, trekking through Nuristan and finally making it over half a dozen 10,000-foot mountains to the Panjshir Valley. There, I   more......
 


Abdullah Abdullah Moves Toward Center of Afghan Power

 

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Dr. Abdullah Abdullah: In His Own Words
 
I was born about fifty years ago in this house (pointing to his father’s house located in Kart-e-Parwan, Kabul). My father Ghulam Muhayuddin was from Kandahar province and my mother was from Panjshir. Before moving to Kart-e-Parwan my parents lived in the De Afghanan area of Kabul more......
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The Afghan Election  The Man Who Could Upset Karzai

In Afghanistan's presidential race, the top challenger to President Karzai is former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah

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