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Anticipating the Afghan Election Results

Preliminary results are coming in from Afghanistan's hotly-contested presidential election. For a look at the early results, The Takeaway talks to Christine Fair of Georgetown's Center for Peace and Security Studies and the BBC's Martin Patience.

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'Explosive' Meeting Between Karzai and Holbrooke

Afghan President Hamid Karzai and U.S. Special Envoy Richard Holbrooke had an explosive meeting the day after last week's presidential election. The Takeaway speaks with Rob Watson, defense and security correspondent for the BBC, for the latest news from Kabul.

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Will Anyone Trust Afghan Election Results?

As Afghanistan braces for a potential runoff presidential election, The Takeaway looks at what the country can do to clean up their voting process with Noah Feldman, professor of law at Harvard, and Emal Pasarly, a reporter in the BBC's Pashto section.

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Afghanistan headed for runoff elections?

A U.N.-backed election commission has determined that neither of the two leading candidates received a majority of votes. That finding could result in a runoff between Karzai and his leading opponent, Abdullah Abdullah.

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Afghanistan to hold runoff presidential election

After weeks of international pressure, Afghanistan announced that it will now hold a run-off presidential election. We look at the challenges the country will face and what it will mean for incumbent President Hamid Karzai and his rival Abdullah Abdullah.