Abdullah withdraws from Afghanistan election
Afghan president Hamid Karzai's only contender, Abdullah Abdullah, has just pulled out of next week's presidential runoff. The runoff was supposed to address the credibility crisis of Afghanistan's democratic process after a United Nations investigation found widespread ballot fraud in the original presidential election in August.
What does Abdullah's decision mean for Afghanistan's political future? And how will the international community react? Canada, for one, is heavily invested in providing security for the elections. Tune in to World Report this morning at 6, 7, 8 and 9 a.m. as we follow this breaking story. And check out today's New York Times for more analysis.
Nicole Ireland, Producer, World Report
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