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    Inside Story - Hamid Karzai calls for early elections - March 3 - Part 1

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    Hamid Karzai, the Afghan president, has requested that national elections, which were due to take place in August, be brought forward to April so as to be in line with the constitution. Inside Story asks: Is Karzai respecting the constitutional deadline, as his supporters claim, or is he attempting to gain an unfair advantage, as his opponents suggest?