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Afghan elections ‘marred by fraud’

Afghan elections ‘marred by fraud’

Accusations have escalated of vote rigging in Afghanistan’s election while ballots are still being counted from last Thursday’s vote.

But the Afghan president’s main challenger says he has evidence of widespread electoral fraud and has filed more than a hundred complaints.

Al Jazeera’s James Bays reports from Kabul, the Afghan capital.

Opposing talks with the Taliban

Washington has asked Hamid Karzai, the president of Afghanistan, to push for reconciliation efforts that could include holding talks with the Taliban. But there are those who oppose such a move.

Al Jazeera’s James Bayes speaks to Ismail Khan, a minister in Karzai’s cabinet and one of Afghanistan’s most influential figures, who is seeking an alternative approach which runs in contrast to US demands.