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Karzai Urges Afghans To Vote For Honest Candidates

19 August 2005 (RFE/RL) -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai urged citizens today to vote for political candidates who are honest and law-abiding.

The country is scheduled to hold parliamentary and provincial council elections on 18 September.

Speaking at a Kabul ceremony marking independence from Britain in 1919, Karzai also called on the candidates to "not forget their responsibility before God and history."


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[Also see RFE/RL's dedicated Afghanistan Votes 2004-05 webpage.]