David Blackburn

Kabul’s Catch 22

Sky News reports that the Afghan run-off will be cancelled after Dr Abdullah Abdullah pulled out of the vote. It’s unclear whether this report is totally accurate; but if it is it hardly comes as a surprise. As Sky’s Alex Crawford, quoting a senior source, says:

“There is absolutely, his words, ‘zero appetite’ for a run-off election with just one unopposed candidate and, therefore, a foregone conclusion as to who was going to be elected.

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