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Afghanistan / Election #952035

ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 02, 2009
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(Kabul: Jim Sciutto) The declaration of Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai as winner of the presidential election after the withdrawal of opposition candidate Abdullah Abdullah featured; details given of the reversal of US position. [Independent election commission chairman Azizullah LODIN†- {thru reporter's translation} says Karzai is the elected president.] [ABDULLAH - speaks about the election.] [Senator John KERRY, White House press secretary Robert GIBBS†, former U.N. special representative Peter GALBRAITH†- offer views on the election.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson) President Obama's call to Karzai noted. [OBAMA - comments on the "messy" process & the final outcome.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson; White House: Jake Tapper) The administration's response to the outcome of the election, Obama's earlier phone call to Karzai about governance, the disappointment with Karzai's behavior during the election process discussed.

Gibson, Charles;
Sciutto, Jim;
Tapper, Jake

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