Afghanistan Elections 2009: Updated

Posted on August 20, 2009 by

Voting is now over for this year’s national elections in Afghanistan. To cover the voting, and the run up to the election, I have collected a list of media reports focused on Afghanistan’s 2009 election, along with relevant extracts from most of the items. Please see:

Afghanistan Elections 2009

In addition, at different points during the day on 20 August, articles from the international media concerning Afghanistan’s elections were posted to my Twitter feed, also streamed in the sidebar of this blog, and now included at the bottom of this post.

Also watch news videos of the Afghan election on:


or OA TV: election.

Live Twitter coverage provided by:

PAJHWOK Afghan News

Live blog coverage provided by:



The NEW YORK TIMES’ “At War” blog

As a creature of U.S. imperial policy, these elections are what a number of scholars and commentators have called, or would call, “demonstration elections,” after Edward S. Herman and Frank Brodhead. In this post, more is provided in connection with the concept of demonstration election, including with specific reference to Afghanistan.


Afghan Election Tweets

See also: #afghanelection, #afghanistanelection, #afghan09, and #Afghanistan
See also: partial list of Twitterers on the Afghan election


Open Anthropology was listed in first place for Google search results of blogs covering “Afghanistan elections 2009,” and was on the front page of all search results for “Afghanistan elections” and “Afghanistan elections 2009.”

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