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Afghanistan / Runoff Election #950886

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 20, 2009
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(Kabul: Nick Schifrin) Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai's agreement to an election runoff against opposition candidate Abdullah Abdullah after pressure on him featured; details given about his discussion with Senator John Kerry & the cost of a second election. [President OBAMA - comments on the rule of law.] [Member of Afghan parliament Daoud SULTANZOY†- talks about a second chance to steal.] [Merchant Ajub GUL†- {thru reporter's translation} questions voting.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson; Washington: Martha Raddatz) How the US decision about going ahead with a troop increase that could be affected by this runoff election & the timetable for getting troops with equipment there discussed.

(Studio: Charles Gibson) Kerry's role in getting Karzai to agree reiterated.

Gibson, Charles;
Schifrin, Nick;
Raddatz, Martha

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