Russians expected the country's latest local elections to be "engineered" by the Kremlin as usual -- and of course they were -- but no-one expected a mass walkout by federal politicians in protest. Are Russians finally tiring of the country's democratic farce?
Peter Galbraithwas fired from his post as the UN's deputy special representative in Afghanistan last week, after refusing to keep quiet about the massive fraud in the country's elections. Now he's spilled all in the Washington Post.
International support is souring and a power struggle will emerge within Afghanistan, following the fraudulent Afghan election. With numerous world elections coming up, pressure is mounting on international leaders to stand firm against Afghanistan.