The Election in Afghanistan

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Last Thursday, Afghanistan's voters headed to the polls amid increasing levels of violence. President Hamid Karzai and one of his challengers, Abdullah Abdullah, have both claimed victory. Sarah Chayes, former NPR correspondent who lives and works in Kandahar, and Bobby Ghosh, senior editor for Time magazine, give us an update on what's going in Afghanistan as the votes continue to be tallied.

Read Bobby Ghosh's latest story, "Afghan Mission Creep: Back to Nation-Building," here.

Sarah Chayes was on the Leonard Lopate Show December 12, 2008. You can listen to that interview here.