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Pignatelli, Michele

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Il Sole 24 Ore - Italy | 21/10/2009

Power sharing an option

The Italian business daily Il Sole 24 Ore does not discount a power sharing arrangement between Afghan President Hamid Karzai and his challenger Abdullah Abdullah, which would dispense with the need for a run-off ballot: "A run-off ballot involves many complex challenges. Setting aside the uncertainties of the winter season, it would still involve setting up new voting locales within two weeks, and above all guaranteeing the security and correctness of the vote, which were problematic in the first round. Thanks to initiatives put in place by its Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmusen, Nato has done the bulk of the work necessary for guaranteeing security, while the European Commission has declared its readiness to send new observers. For all of these reasons the hypothesis that both candidates could reach a power sharing agreement is not entirely out of the question."

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