September 20th, 2010
03:44 PM ET

Many Afghans denied right to vote, watchdog says

Many Afghans were denied the right to vote in parliamentary elections because the country is too dangerous and because of logistical failures, an independent election watchdog said Monday.

But the relatively high level of voter participation and security arrangements for voting on Saturday were positive signs, the Free and Fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan said.

There have already been arrests for vote fraud in the wake of the voting, police in Afghanistan said Monday.


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  1. okay

    Sarah Shroud should lead the hike to the polls...Kris Kristofferson for president !

    September 20, 2010 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Dale

    I'm glad more people are voting even with the violence,however if the afgan regieme coninues to turn a blind eye to the drug trade & take bribes without consequence & rig the vote,what's the point of elections?

    September 20, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  3. phil

    Dale, first off, poppy (heroin) production has increased a thousand fold since the US invaded. Secondly, this is what happens to all puppet regimes eventually. It's hard on a puppet king. The puppetmaster pulls on this string instead of that one. Your people soon see you for the puppet you are,etc. Don't be a puppet hater.

    September 20, 2010 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  4. okay


    September 20, 2010 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
  5. okay

    I like puppets..ecspecially finger puppets..they're so much fun...PUPPET PRIDE

    September 20, 2010 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse |
  6. phil

    Finger puppets eh? Oh! You mean little puppets like Noriega or did you change the topic.

    September 20, 2010 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |