Afghanistan’s presidential election will be delayed until August—despite a constitutional requirement that they be held by April at the latest. Afghan election officials say they need more time to register candidates and all the military to pacify insurgency-ravaged parts of the country. Afghan President Hamid Karzai was elected to a five-year term in 2004. His mandate expires May 22. Leaders of Afghanistan’s parliamentary opposition say they will consider his presidency illegitimate after that date.
Elections in Afghanistan postponed
Delay will break a constitutional requirement