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Karzai Poised to Dominate Afghanistan Election

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Karzai Poised to Dominate Afghanistan Election

Karzai Poised to Dominate Afghanistan Election

Karzai Poised to Dominate Afghanistan Election

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Just days before Afghanistan's first-ever modern democratic election, President Hamid Karzai is all but guaranteed to win. But Karzai, who was appointed to his post by a vote of tribal elders, may not get the 50 percent of the ballot he needs to avoid a rundown election. Hear NPR's John Ydstie and Barnett Rubin, a New York University scholar and U.N. advisor.