David Blackburn

The plan to keep Karzai in power

Kabul based journalist Jerome Starkey has a story in the Independent about a deal to keep President Karzai in office. No other news service is reporting this, and its veracity might be questionable, but it reveals how difficult it is to establish stability in Afghanistan. Here’s the key section:

‘Mr Karzai and his main challenger, Abdullah Abdullah, hail from different ethnic groups and different regions.

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