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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.

Reporter(s):
Gibson, Charles;
Sciutto, Jim;
Tapper, Jake
Duration:
00:04:00

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