A move by Hamid Karzai threatens to undermine the Afghan election process. A view from our correspondent in Afghanistan.
Eleven days ago, I heard a rumor that the office of President Hamid Karzai had re-written Afghanistanâ€™s Election Law in ways that would deal a blow to the countryâ€™s beleaguered democrats. The changes had gone into force through a presidential decree, I was told. Â While the international press was still quiet, ripples of alarm were already spreading through Kabul-based civil society.
The story is out now, and the worst has been confirmed.