Gordon Brown appoints Hamid Karzai as election campaign manager

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The Labour Party today confirmed that its campaign in next year’s general election will be masterminded by current Afghan president Hamid Karzai.  Aides say that Gordon Brown was extremely impressed by Mr Karzai’s ability to galvanise the vote in his country’s recent elections, particularly as the Afghan leader had initially proved to be an unpopular choice after being installed by Tony Blair against the will of the nation.

However, the news has received a mixed reception in Afghanistan, with many warning Mr Karzai against involvement in an unwinnable conflict in which there are certain to be heavy casualties.

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