No-Runoff Roundup: U.S. Politicians React To Afghan Election Outcome | Talking Points Memo

After Afghanistan’s election commission declared Hamid Karzai President today, President Obama and several other prominent U.S. politicians reacted to the news.In his press conference, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters that President Obama would call Karzai today, since “obviously he is the legitimate leader of the country.” Gibbs continued: “I don’t think there’s any reason to the believe that the Afghan people won’t think that this government is as legitimate as it is.”

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