Central & South Asia
Interview: UN's man in Afghanistan
Al Jazeera's Imran Garda interviews the UN Special Representative in Afghanistan.
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2009 17:22 GMT

Kai Eide, the UN special representative to Afghanistan, says next month's presidential runoff vote "is not going to be perfect".

But his admission comes after the sacking of Peter Galbraith, the US special representative in Afghanistan and subordinate of Eide, who was fired by the UN secretary-general for publicly denouncing widespread corruption during the previous ballot.

Eide has since acknowledged that hundreds of thousands of votes were cast fraudulently on August 20.

In an exclusive interview, Imran Garda asks Eide about the runoff on November 7 and whether the Norwegian diplomat owes Galbraith an apology.

Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
Featured on Al Jazeera
An innovative rehabilitation programme offers Danish fighters in Syria an escape route and help without prosecution.
Street tension between radical Muslims and Holland's hard right rises, as Islamic State anxiety grows.
Take an immersive look at the challenges facing the war-torn country as US troops begin their withdrawal.
Ministers and MPs caught on camera sleeping through important speeches have sparked criticism that they are not working.
Spirits are high in Scotland's 'Whisky Capital of the World' with one distillery thirsty for independence.
President Poroshenko arrives in Washington on Thursday with money and military aid on his mind, analysts say.
Early players in private medicine often focused on volume over quality, turning many Chinese off for-profit care.
Al Jazeera asked people across Scotland what they think about the prospect of splitting from the United Kingdom.
Blogger critical of a lack of government transparency faces defamation lawsuit from Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
join our mailing list