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Timeline of the events leading up to the re-run of the Afghanistan elections.
Created by Ceri
on Nov 3, 2009
Last updated: 11/05/09 at 08:37 PM
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Abdullah quits the Nov. 7 run-off because the IEC and the government have not met his demands, including the sacking of top election
Taliban militants kill six U.N. foreign staff and wound nine in an assault on an international guest-house in Kabul.
Half the most senior district election officials will be replaced, U.N. officials say, to prevent more fraud in a run-off presidential poll.
The Independent Election Commission announces Karzai will face Abdullah Abdullah in a second round after the U.N.-backed fraud watchdog throws out hundreds of thousands of votes -- Karzai says the decision to hold a second round run-off in November is legal and constitutional.http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/news/2009/10/091021_afghan_election_sl.shtml
U.S. election observers Democracy International say a run-off vote is needed because the U.N.-led probe into election fraud has pushed him below 50 percent of the vote.
A bomb blast outside the Indian embassy in Kabul kills 17 and wounds 76. The Taliban claim responsibility.http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/10/08/world/main5370573.shtml
A suicide bomber kills at least 23 people, including the deputy head of intelligence, Abdullah Laghmani.