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Afghan Jirga undecided on Strictly

smart money's on Ellis-Bexter, but is it too soon to give up on Susanna Reid?Afghan president Hamid Karzai has called a Loya Jirga, or grand assembly, to decide, once and for all, who to vote for on the popular BBC show Strictly Come Dancing.

‘This is a question that is tearing our fragile democracy apart,’ he said in his opening address to more than 2,000 Afghan elders. ‘Issues of sovereignty and legal immunity with the Americans, while of vital importance to our nation, cannot even begin to be considered while we are divided on whether Ben Cohen or Abbey Clancy should raise that glitter ball trophy.’

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Posted: Nov 22nd, 2013
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Iran and North Korea praise UK for ‘free and fair’ election

World leaders as diverse as Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Hamid Karzai and Kim Jong-il were lining up today to endorse the UK general election as a shining example of the democratic process.

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Posted: May 7th, 2010
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Afghanistan draw level with Ireland in thrilling 2-all election draw

There were celebrations in Kabul last night as Afghanistan announced a second presidential election, drawing level with Ireland, whose stunning referendum in October had put them 2-1 up.

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Posted: Oct 22nd, 2009
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