Michael van der Galien

More Electoral Postponements in Afghanistan

Posted on January 24 2010 5:30 pm
Michael van der Galien was born in the Dutch city of Leeuwarden in 1984. For as long as he can remember, he has been obsessed with the United States. When he was 17 years old, he started blogging - of course about America. His articles have been published at Big Hollywood, Pajamas Media, Hot Air (the GreenRoom) and Right Across The Atlantic. He's also an editor for the Dutch conservative blog, De Dagelijkse Standaard.
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by Steven L. Taylor

On the money front, the commission noted the need for almost half of the $120 million needed for the elections to come via international donations. The UN apparently has the funds, but wants reforms before they are handed over. In any event, not a good sign for state-building (let alone democracy-building) if the state in question cannot afford to pay for elections. The ongoing inability to follow basic constitutional provisions (i.e., election dates) is more troubling than that, of course.

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